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JH Mensah was my Mentor & Ghana's finest Economist-VEEP

Written by  Jul 12, 2018
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in the board for the Office of Special Prosecutor. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described the late JH Mensah as his mentor and one of Ghana’s finest economists. The Vice President took to his twitter account to express his condolence and grief following the death of the veteran politician who died at age 89. Dr Bawumia in the tweet said: ‘’for me, J.H Mensah was a mentor. In my humble opinion, he is probably the best economist Ghana has produced. Analytically amazing in the way he disserted issues and practical in his policy prescriptions. He was the author of President Kwame Nkrumah’s seven year development plan.’’ J.H Mensah, a Gold Coaster born in October 1928 is a founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party and served in three different ministerial positions under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration. He was a former Minority leader and a Majority leader and held his last top government position in 2005 when he was appointed Senior minister by President Kufuor. His working experience dates back to 1953 when he was appointed as an Assistant Inspector of Taxes by the colonial administration. Mr. Mensah served as a member of the African Advisory Council of the African Development Bank (ADB) between 1993 and 1997. In 1996, he contested the Sunyani East seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party and won in the Parliamentary elections in December 1996 to become an MP. He retained the seat in the 2000 polls. He was the Minority Leader in Parliament during the Second Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
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