NDPC Director General Dr. Kodjo Essiem Mensah-Abrampa Passes Away

Dr. Kodjo Essiem Mensah-Abrampa, the Director General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), has passed away. The esteemed development planner and economist died at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital on Monday, July 1, 2024.

Reports indicate that Dr. Mensah-Abrampa was rushed to the hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack early Monday morning. Tragically, doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival.

Dr. Mensah-Abrampa’s death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from around the globe, including heartfelt messages from government officials, academic colleagues, and members of the development community. His significant contributions to development planning and policy have been widely acknowledged.

As the Director General of the NDPC, Dr. Mensah-Abrampa was instrumental in shaping Ghana’s development agenda. His work had a profound impact on the country’s planning processes and economic strategies, drawing from his extensive experience with international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations.

Before his tenure at the NDPC, Dr. Mensah-Abrampa served as a lecturer and contributed to numerous development initiatives both within Ghana and internationally. His dedication to economic planning and development earned him respect and admiration from peers and professionals across various sectors.

Dr. Mensah-Abrampa’s passing marks a significant loss for Ghana and the global development community. His vision, leadership, and commitment to sustainable development will be remembered and honored by those who had the privilege to work with him and benefit from his expertise.

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