Newly appointed Ghanaian Defence caretaker dies

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Former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral E.O. Owusu-Ansah, who was appointed caretaker Defence Minister by Ghana’s new President John Atta Mills, is dead, official government sources confirmed on Monday. Vice-Admiral Owusu-Ansah, who was Chief of Naval Staff from 1996 to March 2001, passed away on Sunday, the sources said. He had served in the Ghana Armed Forces for 37 years. No more details are available. Vice-Admiral Owusu-Ansah was named by President Mills on 8 January 2009 to take temporary charge of the Ministry of Defence until ministers are appointed. He was one of several former top security chiefs who were banned from all military installations and facilities by the immediate past administration, after they had lunch with former President Jerry Rawlings, during which they discussed security issues.

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