The 2021 KWADWO BAAH-WIREDU MEMORIAL LECTURE will be delivered at 4.30pm on Thursday September 30 2021 at the KOFI ANNAN CENTRE FOR ICT EXCELLENCE, Ridge, Accra.
The lecture, titled THE CITIZEN & THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC PURSE, will be delivered by MADAM CLARA BEERI KASSER-TEE, LAW LECTURER, UG&
LEADING CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVIST. It will be chaired by MADAM JOSEPHINE
NKRUMAH, EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN GHANA.
The BAAH-WIREDU MEMORIAL LECTURE was established in 2014 to recognise and immortalise the life and works of KWADWO-BAAH WIREDU, Chartered Accountant Politician & Public Servant, who died in office whilst serving as Ghana’s Minister for Finance & Economic Planning under President John Agyekum-Kuffuor. He had previously held the portfolios of Minister of Local Government & Rural Development (2001 – 2003) and Minister of Education, Youth & Sports (2003 -2005). He was also the Member of Parliament for the Asante-Akim North Constituency from 1997 till his death.
KWADWO BAAH-WIREDU’s tenure as Finance & Economic Minister was anchored on two irremovable pillars, namely: 1.The Public Finances of Ghana must be managed and accounted for as prescribed by the Constitution of Ghana.
2. That Public Service was an honour and recognition which was to be
reciprocated through excellence in performance and humility at all times.