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General News Mon, 26 Apr 1999

Former vice-president de Graft Johnson is dead

April 25, 1999

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former vice-president W. S. de Graft Johnson is dead, Radio Ghana reported on Saturday. The radio said that he died in London last Thursday, after a short illness, aged 65.

De Graft Johnson was vice-president between September 1979 and December 1991 when President Jerry Rawlings ousted the People's National Party government led by the Hilla Limann who died last year.

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He fled into voluntary exile after the coup that brought Rawlings to power.

An engineer by profession, he was a professor of civil engineering and Director of Building and Road Research Institute before entering politics.

Source: PANA
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