Widow of the former Vice President, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur.
The family of the late previous Vice-President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has declared a $1-million initiative to aid keep top professors at the Economics Section of the College of Ghana.
The initiative, dubbed the “K. B. Amissah-Arthur Chair in Economics”, will guarantee the naming of a chair at the university to fund analysis actions and the teaching of a new crop of economists at the division.
In addition, the spouse and children introduced an annual award plan for a health practitioner of philosophy (PhD) reports at the Economics Department to coach a new technology of economists with realistic alternatives to nationwide worries.
Saying those initiatives at the maiden economic discussion board held in honour of the late previous Vice-President in Accra yesterday, a person of his small children, Mr Kwesi Nyan Amissah-Arthur, said the initiative was a main move to immortalise the economic ideologies the achieved economist stood for in daily life.
The forum, which was held on the theme: “K.B Amissah-Arthur Economic Forum: Creating Feeling of Economics,” was attended by a galaxy of notable persons that comprised politicians, teachers, economists and members of the community.
Notable personalities at the inaugural discussion board ended up the former President, Mr John Mahama the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta the Specific Agent of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-Basic and Head of UN Business office in West Africa and the Sahel, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, and a previous Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Paul Acquah.
Other distinguished personalities who attended the forum were being the Chairman of the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo a previous Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey a former Minister of Training, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman former and present-day govt officials and other stalwarts of the NDC.
The lecture was delivered by Prof. Charles Soludo, a previous Governor of the Central Lender of Nigeria.
Mr Amissah-Arthur described that the K.B. Amissah-Arthur Basis that experienced been set up to sustain the legacy of the previous Ghanaian leader experienced received aid and pledges in direction of realising the $1-million fund.
“I am happy to say that our loved ones is at an advanced phase with the Division of Economics of the University of Ghana to perpetuate this Chair of Economics initiative.
“The intention is that this chair will be able to entice and retain prime expertise of professorial rank to give the occupant of that chair the potential to perform in direction of solving economic troubles,” he reported.
On the PhD award scheme, he discussed that the strategy was to fully fund the reports of deserving college students at the Economics Division to get understanding on fashionable methods of working with rising economic difficulties.
“We have previously invested a selected amount of money of cash and the proceeds will fund the award every single yr,” he explained.
Dr Ibn Chambas explained the late Amissah-Arthur as a man of integrity who stood tall in his contribution to national improvement in the spots of politics, academia, banking and the private sector.
He called on leaders to reflect on the everyday living of Mr Amissah-Arthur and get audio economic procedures to acquire the region.
He noticed that it was important for all persons to attempt to go away a long lasting legacy for the next technology to construct on.
The Head of the Economics Section, Professor Samuel Agyei Mensah, lauded the Amissah-Arthur loved ones for the initiatives meant to retain top professors at the division and also market doctoral reports.
He claimed the time experienced appear for a lot more awareness to be paid out to initiatives that would make economists more pertinent in national enhancement.