Happy Birthday NPP celebrates Nana Addo@73

The party in a statement signed by Acting General Secretary John Boadu, wished the President "a happy birthday and many prosperous years ahead".

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is 73 years today, March 29, 2017.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has wished President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a happy birthday.

The party in a statement signed by Acting General Secretary John Boadu, wished the President "a happy birthday and many prosperous years ahead".

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He said the NPP was proud to be part of the distinguished life of Mr Akufo-Addo who has dedicated decades of his life to serve and fight for the wellbeing of the Ghanaian people.

"His contribution to the development of our democracy is a remarkable achievement," the statement added.

Profile of Nana Addo

Akufo-Addo was born in Accra, Ghana, to a prominent Ghanaian royal and political family as the son of Edward and Adeline Akuffo-Addo. His father was Ghana’s third Chief Justice from 1966 to 1970, Chairman of the 1967–68 Constitutional Commission and the non-executive President of Ghana from 1970 till 1972. Akufo-Addo’s maternal grandfather was Nana Sir Ofori Atta, King of Akyem Abuakwa who was a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of the Gold Coast before Ghana’s independence. He is a nephew of Kofi Asante Ofori-Atta and William Ofori Atta. His great-uncle was J. B. Danquah, another member of The Big Six.

 

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He started his primary education at the Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later at the Rowe Road School (now Kinbu) both in Accra Central. He went to England to study for his O-Level and A-Level examinations at Lancing College, Sussex where he was nicknamed ‘Billy’.

Nana Addo began the Philosophy, Politics and Economics course at New College, Oxford in 1962, but left soon afterwards.

He returned to Ghana in 1962 to teach at Accra Academy Secondary School, before going to read Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1964, earning a BSc(Econ) degree in 1967.

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He studied law in the UK and was called to the English Bar (Middle Temple) in July 1971. Akufo-Addo was called to the Ghanaian bar in July 1975.

Akufo-Addo worked with the Paris office of the U.S. law firm Coudert Brothers. In 1979, he co-founded the law firm Prempeh and Co.

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