Kwadwo Baah- Wiredu Ghana’s Finance Minister is dead


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Kwadwo Baah- Wiredu Ghana’s Finance Minister is dead

Ghana’s Finance Minister Kwadwo Baah- Wiredu is dead, according to an official statement Wednesday. Baah-Wiredu died in a South African hospital after a short illness, the statement , signed by Mr. Kwadwo Mpiani, Chief of Staff and Minister for Presidential Affairs, said. The statement read: “The Government announces with deep sorrow and shock the death of Mr. Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. “Mr Baah-Wiredu passed away after a short illness in a South African Hospital.” The 56-year-old chartered accountant was born in Asante Akim Agogo. He became a minister in President Kufor’s government in 2001 and held the portfolios of Local Government and Rural Development (2001-2003) and Education, Youth and Sports (2003-2005) before being named Minister for Finance and Economic Planning n 2005.

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