Colonel George Minyila (rtd), Ghana’s Former Ambassador to Burkina Faso who also had oversight responsibility over Mali under the presidency of John Agyekum Kufuor, has died.
The death was reported by Ultimate FM with little details about the cause of death. He survived by his wives Susana Minyila and Selina Minyila; a number of children, grand and great grand children. His son, Charles Minyila left a tribute for him on Facebook saying:
"A true soldier has fallen. A man we call Daddy, true to his words and a gentleman by all standards. You chose to depart from us on Father's Day, a day that we won't struggle to remember and a day we will never forget. Rest in Perfect Peace Colonel (rtd) George Minyila. We will forever remember the good legacy you left and the impact you made in our lives in in our country."
Colonel George Einyila also served in the government of the Supreme Military Council as Minister in charge of Trade and Industry; Minister of Local Government and later Eastern Regional Minister. He can be best remembered for reforms he introduced in the Eastern Region where he was assigned, under Acheampong’s policy to deploy Ministers to regions they did not hail from.
He met stiff resistance from the people of Koforidua Zongo and the entire township when he evicted and relocated the Zongo community from their slums in the middle of Koforidua, a move that paved way for the now touted planned settlements and good road networks in the Eastern regional capital.
In the year 2008 Col George Minyila was awarded the Order of the Volta- Companion by the then President John Agyekum Kuffour for security/Public Service.