Nii Tackie Tawiah
Date of Birth: October, 1940
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Place of Birth: Accra
Nii Tackie Tawiah III, who lived from October 6, 1940, to December 2012, held the esteemed position of Ga Mantse in the Ga State, a traditional kingship within the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. His reign lasted from 2006 until his passing in 2012.
Prior to his installation as Ga Mantse in June 2006, King Tackie Tawiah was actively involved in national development initiatives. He served as a member of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) from 2002 and was also a former member of the Law Review Commission. His background reflected a strong foundation in Political Science, Economics, and Law, showcasing his commitment to a well-rounded education.
King Tackie Tawiah's academic achievements included a BA degree in Political Science from Pace University, New York City, an MA in Economics from the New School for Social Research, New York, a PhD in Public Law from the New School for Social Research, New York City, and an LL.B in Law from La Salle University, Chicago. This extensive educational background equipped him with the knowledge and insight needed to navigate the complexities of governance and contribute to the development of the Ga State.
With a deep understanding of the legal framework, King Tackie Tawiah aimed to accelerate the political influence and economic empowerment of the Ga State. His vision was underscored by a sense of urgency, recognizing the need for swift action to address the developmental challenges faced by the Gas.
During his coronation, King Tackie Tawiah announced the establishment of the Ga Development Corporation (GDC), signaling his commitment to raising funds for the rapid development of the Ga State. However, his assumption of the traditionally rotating kingship faced disputes and challenges from various claimants. Despite this, a local court ruled in his favor in 2012, affirming his authority.
Tragically, in January 2013, it was reported that King Tackie Tawiah III had passed away in a London hospital after a brief illness in December 2012. His contributions to the Ga State and his efforts to foster development left a lasting impact, marking a chapter in the history of the traditional kingship in Ghana.