Retired diplomat KB Asante dead

Retired diplomat KB Asante dead

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Retired diplomat, Kweku Baprui Asante, also known as KB Asante has passed on.

His death was confirmed by a family member on Accra-based radio station, Citi FM.

Details of his death are however sketchy.

Mr Asante, born on March 6, 1924, attended O’Reilly Educational Institute, Tudu, Government Junior Boys’ School, Adabraka, and Government Senior Boys’ School, Kinbu, from 1927 to 1937.

90 years old K.B. Asante attended Achimota College Upper Primary and Secondary School from 1938-1942 and obtained a degree in Mathematics at the University College, Durham University.

His Career

Mr Asante was a senior Mathematics tutor at the Achimota College from 1954-1955.

He became Ghana’s Ambassador to Switzerland and the United Nations Offices in Geneva and the UN establishment in Vienna, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to Australia from 1967-72.

He also  served as the Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Economic Community from 1976-1978.

Mr Asante retired from the Civil Service in 1978 to form the Social Democratic Front to contest the 1979 elections.

The party won three parliamentary seats in those elections.

He was the Secretary for Trade and Tourism in the PNDC administration in 1982 and later Secretary for Education and Culture from 1986-1990.