Nana Nketsia V For 139th Mfantsipim Founders Day Celebration

Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhen of Essikado Traditional Area (British Sekondi) will speak at the 139th Mfantsipim Founders Day Celebration slated for Friday, 10th April, 2015 at the Mfantsipim School Quadrangle, Cape Coast.

The celebration, which is under the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacies of Rev. A. R. P. Bartrop”, is intended to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions and exploits of one the various founders of Mfantsipim, whose death led to the adoption of ‘FOR ALL THE SAINTS’ as the School Anthem.

According to the Headmaster, Mr. J. K. A. Simpson, all Old Boys of the School, especially those in Cape Coast and its environs will join students in residence at Mfantsipim to celebrate the day which starts the School’s annual calendar of activities and programmes for the year 2015.

Nana Kobina Nketsia V, an Old Boy of Mfantsipim School (MOBA 1969), read History at the University of Ghana, for his first degree. He did a PhD in African History at the University of Calabar, Nigeria with a thesis on the Oron. In Nigeria, he was a founding member of the Akwa Ibom Forum on National Issues (AKFON) and the Historical Society of Nigeria.

He has chaired both the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), and was a former member of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) among others.

He is the author of the critically-acclaimed and much-sought after book titled “AFRICAN CULTURE IN GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT, THE GHANA PARADIGM”.

He is currently the Chairman of the Nana Kobina Nketsia IV Trust and Dr. Robert Mitchell Memorial Foundation; and serves on the Advisory Board of Care Ghana, all of which are non-profit organizations.

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