Former Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei Passes Away

Presidential Advisor on the Economy and former Member of Parliament for Tafo Pankrono in Kumasi, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei has passed on.

He died on Monday a family source has confirmed to Graphic Online.

He was on admission at a private facility in Accra from where he was referred to a tertiary hospital where he passed on Monday.

Dr Akoto Osei served as Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation in President Akufo-Addo's first term 2017 to 2021.

He served as Member of Parliament for Tafo Pankrono from January 2005 to January 2021.

Anthony Akoto Osei was a Ghanaian banker and politician. Dr Akoto Osei was in the cabinet of President John Agyekum Kufuor as Minister of State for Finance and Economic Planning.

Early Life and Education

Dr Anthony Akoto Osei was born in Sunyani, the capital of Bono Region then Brong Ahafo Region on 18 April 1953. He had his secondary level education at Achimota School and Opoku Ware Senior High School. He furthered at Oberlin College in Ohio where he obtained a bachelor's degree in economics. He has a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the American University in the USA. He also graduated from Howard University in 1987 with a Ph.D. in economics.

Minister for Finance and Economic Planning

Anthony Akoto Osei worked as deputy minister for Finance and Economic Planning in May 2003 and was a major economic adviser to the government. He was elevated to substantive Minister for Finance and Economic Planning after the death of the then Minister Kwadwo Baah Wiredu. He served in that role until 6th January 2009 when government was handed over to the National Democratic Congress who had won the 2008 General Elections.

Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation

In February 2017, Osei was sworn in as Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation after being nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo and going through the vetting process in the parliament of Ghana. The ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation was a newly created Ministry to evaluate, monitor and plan review summits and forums in fulfillment of the government's policies on evaluating the progress of its own ministries.