Nkrumah’s last surviving minister, Jantuah dies at 91

Franklin Adubobi Jantuah served as Agriculture Minister under Kwame Nkrumah

The only surviving cabinet member in the President Kwame Nkrumah’s regime has died Monday.

Franklin Adubobi Jantuah who was the Agriculture Minister in Ghana’s first government died on Monday evening, UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt.

He also served as the Local Government Minister in ex-president Jerry John Rawlings’ Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC).

Mr Adubobi Jantuah was born in the Ashanti Region in 1929.

He had his early education at the English Church Mission School and Asante College also both in Kumasi from 1943 to 1944.

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

Mr Adubobi Jantuah went to parliament in 1965, representing the Ejisu constituency during the First Republic.

After the overthrow of the first President, he became a leading member of the People’s Movement for Freedom and Justice (PMFJ), a pressure group that opposed the union government (Unigov) idea of Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and his government.

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