Following the news about the death of Former Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, a number of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to him.
The former Finance Minister died today, November 19, 2022, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was seeking medical care.
Professor Botchwey is said to have been receiving medical attention at the hospital in the last few days.
Born on the 3 September 1944, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey was 78 at the time of his death.
Leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet said the former Finance Minister’s “leadership and commitment to the structural changes to our economy in the late 80s were critical and the impact still with us today. May he rest in perpetual peace.”
Former finance minister Kwesi Botchwey is dead – his leadership and commitment to the structural changes to our economy in the late 80s were critical and the impact still with us todqy. May he rest in perpetual peace. https://t.co/iRYmXlUfQW
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) November 19, 2022
The Director of Strategy and Business Operations at Dalex Finance, Joe Jackson, said the late Professor will always be remembered as the Minister who changed the country’s economic fortunes.
Dr. Kwesi Botchway,
Your passing, at this time of an economic crisis, increases my nostalgia for your record term as Finance Minister.
We will forever remember you as the minister who changed our economic fortunes.
Rest in peace ‘Uncle Kwesi’.#BrokeGhana #HardDecisions pic.twitter.com/paJlq3ouaj
— Joe Jackson (@Joe_Jackson_GH) November 19, 2022
Professor Botchwey is the longest-serving Finance Minister.
He served in office alongside Ghana’s longest-serving head of state, the late former President, Jerry John Rawlings.
He served in the military era of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) (1982 to 1991) and the constitutional period of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) (1992 to 1995).