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General News of Monday, 26 April 1999

Source: PANA

Former vice-president de Graft Johnson is dead

April 25, 1999

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former vice-president W. S. de Graft Johnson is dead, Radio Ghana reported on Saturday. The radio said that he died in London last Thursday, after a short illness, aged 65.

De Graft Johnson was vice-president between September 1979 and December 1991 when President Jerry Rawlings ousted the People's National Party government led by the Hilla Limann who died last year.

He fled into voluntary exile after the coup that brought Rawlings to power.

An engineer by profession, he was a professor of civil engineering and Director of Building and Road Research Institute before entering politics.