15 Sep '14

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A great leader is dead, Prof Alex Kwapong

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The Vice -President , Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur led a government delegation over the weekend to join mourners at the burial f Professor Alexander Adum Kwapong. Vice -President Amissah Arthur laid a wreath in memory of the late professor who died last month.

The burial service and final funeral rites which was held at the Forecourt of the Great Hall which was named after him and called the Alexander Adum Kwapong Quadrangle attracted other dignitaries including former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, representative of Members of the Council of State, former Ministers of States, the Diplomatic Corps and Nana Akuffo Addo, former Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Additionally, there was large number of people from the country’s academia and intelligentsia, who came to mourn their departed senior colleague.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur was the first to lay a wreath near the casket of the deceased, followed by the family, University of Ghana and the Council of State.  Professor Kwapong who served in various capacities at the university of Ghana was survived by a wife and six daughters. The late Professor Alexander Adum Kwapong, was the first Ghanaian Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana.

Prof Kwapong, who was 87, was born at Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern Region, to the late Emmanuel Adum Kwapong and Theophilia Amma Opokua Kwapong.

The late Prof Kwapong was survived by a wife, Mrs Evelyn Kwapong, six daughters and eight grand children.

May His Soul Rest In Peace..

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