Amissah-Arthur Family announces $1million Initiative for Lectuers

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Amissah-Arthur lecture

Other prominent personalities who attended the forum were the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo; a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey; a former Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman; former and current government officials and other stalwarts of the NDC.

Amissah-Arthur lecture

The lecture was delivered by Prof. Charles Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Legacy

Mr Amissah-Arthur explained that the K.B. Amissah-Arthur Foundation that had been set up to sustain the legacy of the former Ghanaian leader had received support and pledges towards realising the $1-million fund.

“I am pleased to say that our family is at an advanced stage with the Department of Economics of the University of Ghana to perpetuate this Chair of Economics initiative.

“The intention is that this chair will be able to attract and retain top talent of professorial rank to give the occupant of that chair the ability to work towards solving economic challenges,” he said.

Amissah-Arthur lecture

On the PhD award scheme, he explained that the idea was to fully fund the studies of deserving students at the Economics Department to obtain knowledge on modern ways of dealing with emerging economic challenges.

“We have already invested a certain amount of money and the proceeds will fund the award every year,” he said.

Diligence

Dr Ibn Chambas described the late Amissah-Arthur as a man of integrity who stood tall in his contribution to national development in the areas of politics, academia, banking and the private sector.

He called on leaders to reflect on the life of Mr Amissah-Arthur and take sound economic policies to develop the country.

He observed that it was important for all persons to strive to leave a lasting legacy for the next generation to build on.

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The Head of the Economics Department, Professor Samuel Agyei Mensah, lauded the Amissah-Arthur family for the initiatives meant to retain top professors at the department and also promote doctoral studies.

He said the time had come for more attention to be paid to initiatives that would make economists more relevant in national development.

Amissah-Arthur lecture

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