President Mills attends economic advisor Dr Ablo’s burial

President John Atta Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills and his wife Naadu, on Saturday attended the burial service of Dr Emmanuel Y. Ablo, at Agbogbla, near Dabala in the Volta Region.

Dr Ablo, a member of the President’s economic advisory council was 70 and with the President were some Ministers of state, staff of the Presidency, political appointees in the Volta Region among others.

Tributes by the family, 1st Century Gospel Church, wife and children, the Economic Advisory Council, EP University College and the National Investment Bank (NIB), which institutions he served, eulogized the life of the late Dr Ablo.

The representative of the President’s Economic Advisory Council, said Dr Ablo’s complete dedication to public service should be copied by all public service holders, while the NIB said as Board Chairman he led the crusade to stop the Bank from financial “hemorrhaging” and back to the path competitiveness.

The EP University College where the late Dr Ablo served as a Council Member, said he at sometime even gave the institution some money when the college was stalling in its activities due to lack of money.

His family said Dr Ablo was not a man for himself but supported individual educational pursuits, educational and road infrastructure in the community while his wife and children eulogized him as “a pillar of fairness and strength; a shining example of integrity and character in our home”.

Dr Ablo, said to be an astute economist, had for most part of his professional life worked with the World Bank in various emissary positions in Uganda, Zambia and Eritrea before retiring in 2003.

Dr Ablo, a past student of Keta Secondary School, Achimota School, University of Ghana and Claremont Graduate School in California where he had his Ph.D, then took on consultancy assignments and positions on boards and councils of institutions.

Rev Moses Kwame Adiku, a Priest of the 1st Century Gospel Church in Accra, said greed had taken hold of many Ghanaians and propelling their activities and condemned the intolerance especially among the youth in society.

Source: GNA

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