Amissah–Arthur to chair June 4 anniversary lecture series

General News of Monday, 28 May 2018



Former Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah–Arthur

Immediate past Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah–Arthur has been chosen to chair the second edition of the Revolutionary Lecture Series on Thursday, May 31st, 2018.

This forms part of activities marking the 39th anniversary of the June 4th uprising.

The theme for this year’s event is;”Revolutionary Economic Trends, Ghana in Focus: Past, Present and The Future.”

Former Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey and the Executive Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Professor Newman K. Kusi will headline this year’s series.

The Office of the former President, Jerry John Rawlings is organising the event to mark the June 4, 1979 uprising.

Mr Rawlings is the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Professor Botchwey will deliver a lecture on Ghana’s economic and social situation prior to 1983.

He also give a review of the economic reforms from 1983 to 1992: Issues, Responses and Outcomes.

Professor Kusi will speak on the topic: Ghana’s Economic Growth and Development in the Democratic Environment – Issues, Responses and Outcomes, and a rethinking of Ghana’s development on a sustainable basis.

The lecture series draws revolutionary ideas and experiences from politics, trade, and the global environment to help shape national attitudes.

The lecture will precede a durbar of cadres and revolutionaries at the Madina Social Welfare School Park on Monday, June 4 at 10 am.

The durbar which will be addressed by the leader of the revolution, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings will be under the theme: Re-organizing towards the Core Values

Both events are open to the public.

Sympathizers of the June 4 uprising and the 31st December revolution are also invited to attend.

About Amissah Arthur

Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, is an economist, academic and politician.

He was Vice President from 6th August 2012 until 7 January 2017,

Amissah-Arthur worked as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

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