Paramount chief of Asante Agona passes on
On June 20, the elders of the Agona Traditional Area met with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace to formally inform him of Nana Frimpong Anokye Ababio‘s passing.
Dr. Daniel Kwasi Berkoh, commonly known as Nana Ababio, was born in Ghana in September 1942. He was the Agona Asante Traditional Area’s Supreme Chief.
He graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a BA (Hons) in Geography. In 1970, he graduated from University of California (UCLA), in the United States, with a Master of Arts in Geography with a focus in Economic Geography.
From Columbia University in the United States, he went on to get an MPhil and PhD in geography in 1974 with a focus on location theory and planning. He graduated from the University of Tashkent, USSR, with a diploma in economic development planning in 1985.
In both the public and commercial sectors of the economy, Nana Ababio had a wealth of expertise.
He was an Adjunct Lecturer at GIMPA and a member of the National House of Chiefs.
He served as the National House of Chiefs’ head of the Finance Committee from 2013.
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Through his active participation as chairman/member of numerous boards and committees of significant national importance over the past forty years, Nana Ababio has significantly contributed to the economic growth and development of Ghana.
He worked as the Land Valuation Board’s Director (1988–1998), the West African Examination Council’s Director of Administration and Finance (1982–1955), the Science and Policy Research Institute’s Director (1994–2002), the Central Regional Development Commission’s Director (1992–1997), the Director and Head of the Multilateral Sector at the Ministry of Finance (1993–2000), and the Director of the Policy Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Division at the Ministry for Private Sector Development (2001-2002).