The Family of Ghana’s Former Ambassador to Burkina Faso in the erstwhile John Agyekum Kufour administration, Colonel George Minyila (rtd) are expected to inform President John Dramani Mahama of the demise of the former statesman later this week.
Ultimatefmonline.com has gathered that a delegation is also expected to officially communicate his passing to the leadership of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of which he was a key member in the Upper East Region.
The 78-year old served in the government of the Supreme Military Council (SMC) as Minister in charge of Trade and Industry; Minister of Local Government and later Eastern Regional Minister died over the weekend after a short illness.
Col George Minyila can be best remembered for reforms he introduced in the Eastern Region where he was assigned, under Acheampong’s policy to deploy Ministers to regions they did not hail from.
He met stiff resistance from the people of Koforidua Zongo and the entire township when he evicted and relocated the Zongo community from their slums in the middle of Koforidua, a move that paved way for the now touted planned settlements and good road networks in the Eastern regional capital.
In the year 2008 Col George Minyila was awarded the Order of the Volta- Companion by the then President John Agyekum Kuffour for security/Public Service.
He survived by two wives Susana Minyila and Selina Minyila; a number of children, grand and great grand children.