Franklin Adubobi Jantuah: The last remaining member of Nkrumah’s gov’t dies

Franklin Adubobi Jantuah: The last remaining member of Nkrumah’s gov’t dies

- Franklin Adubobi Jantuah, one of the members of the cabinet of Ghana's first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has died

- Information available shows that he died in the morning of Monday, January 27, 2020

- He served in a number of capacities in government such as Agriculture and Local Government

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YEN.com.gh has learned that Franklin Adubobi Jantuah, the last surviving member of the cabinet of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has died.

Jantuah, who was a lawyer, and served in the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) headed by Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, died at the age of 91 years.

Information available shows that he passed away in the evening of Monday, January 27, 2020.

Franklin Adubobi Jantuah: The last remaining member of Nkrumah’s gov’t dies

Franklin Adubobi Jantuah Source: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

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Per a report by myjoyonline.com, Jantuah served as minister of Agriculture and a minister of Local Government.

Born in Kumasi in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi in 1929, he was educated at the English Church Mission School and Asante College, both in Kumasi.

He then headed to the Adisadel College in Cape Coast from 1945 to 1947 and then to the Korle-Bu Dispensing School in 1947 where he obtained a certificate in Pharmacy in 1948.

He then went to England to study at the London Tutorial College and the University of London from 1956 to 1959.

Jantuah also studied law at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in London after which he began legal practice in 1960.

In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Ghana risk being shut down due to lack of food and funds.

Information available shows that they are yet to receive funds since the 2019/2020 academic year began.

Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, most of the schools in the Eastern region have run out of food.

Some headmasters, speaking on conditions of anonymity, stated that the situation is terrible.

One of them revealed that “I had to feed students from my pocket from last week and this week.”

Another headmaster noted that “as we speak now, all first years, Green 2nd years and SHS 3 students are all in school but nothing has been paid as at now.”

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