William Ofori Atta was a prominent Ghanaian politician and statesman. He was born on June 10, 1910, in Kibi, which was part of the then Gold Coast (now Ghana). As a young man, William Ofori Atta developed a strong interest in politics and played an active role in the struggle for independence from British colonial rule. He was a member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), a political party that fought for self-governance. Ofori Atta was known for his eloquence and leadership skills. He played a pivotal role in organizing protests, advocating for the rights of Ghanaians, and mobilizing support for the independence movement. His dedication and commitment to the cause of freedom made him one of the key figures in Ghana's struggle for independence. After Ghana gained independence in 1957, Ofori Atta continued his political career and held various high-ranking positions in the government. He served as Minister of Finance and played a crucial role in implementing economic policies aimed at promoting development and stability in the newly independent nation. William Ofori Atta's contributions to nation-building were significant, and he was widely respected for his integrity and commitment to public service. He played a key role in shaping Ghana's early post-independence era and was known for his strong belief in good governance, social justice, and economic progress. Ofori Atta passed away on July 29, 1988, leaving behind a lasting legacy as a dedicated statesman and a champion of Ghana's independence and progress. His vision and leadership continue to inspire current and future generations in Ghana and beyond.
Date of Birth: Jun 10, 10
Place of Birth: Kibi, Gold Coast (now Ghana)