A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Emeritus Professor George Benneh, has died at the age of 87.
Professor Benneh died at his home in East Legon on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Close family sources confirmed the news and disclosed that funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Professor George Benneh was also a senior lecturer at the Geography department of the University of Ghana until his retirement.
Professor Benneh was born on March 6, 1934 at Jamdede, a small cocoa farming town near Berekum in then Brong-Ahafo Region.
During his days as a young lecturer, he got the opportunity to serve briefly in various capacities as a government official in Lt. Gen. FWK Akuffo’s SMC-II regime and Jerry John Rawlings’s AFRC in 1979.
After the September elections, he served as a Minister of State in the 3rd Republic under President Dr. Hilla Limann as Minister for Lands, Natural Resources, Fuel and Power between 1980 and 1981.
He later served as Minister for Finance and Economic Planning during the period before the government was overthrown on December 31, 1981.
He is survived by a wife and six children.