BY: Isaac Otoo
Dr. Amoako Kwame Tuffuor, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party is dead.
He’s reported to have died out of covid-19 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Thursday, January 21, 2020. Dr. Amoako Tuffuor held a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Alberta M.A and B.A trom Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Dr. Tuffuor is a former National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme under the Kuffuor led administration. He was also a Professor at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. Dr. Tuffuor served in different capacities as a researcher and policy advisor at the Ministry of Finance and Economics Planning on taxation.
He was also an advisor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He recently detailed measures Ghana can combat covid-19.
He said the government is the head administrator for sure, but the individuals should be able to come together to assist the government to solve problems that affect all Ghanaians especially when it may even be beyond the government’s capabilities. He charged Ghanaians not to underestimate Covid-19.
“Let us not underestimate the coronavirus problem. Even America is found wanting today as to how to tackle the problem, and how to find solutions. He stressed.