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Former Health Minister Samuel Nuamah Donkor is dead

Dr. Samuel Nuamah Donkor, a former Rawlings administration Health Minister, died at the age of 64.

Clement Abas Apaak, Member of Parliament for Builsa South, confirmed this on his social media page.

Late Nuamah Donkor was a social worker who served as the Managing Director of Intercity STC under former President John Dramani Mahama’s regime from 2014 to 2017.

Between 1993 and 1997, Numah Donkor was a Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben North.

He was appointed Deputy Minister of Health under Jerry John Rawlings’ administration in 1996 before becoming the substantive Minister of Health in 1998.

He was appointed Ashanti Regional Minister in 1999, a position he held until January 2001, when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost power and the government was handed over to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Under John Mahama’s administration, he was appointed managing director of the Intercity State Transport Company Limited (STC) in March 2014.

Nuamah Donkor was born on September 5, 1958, in Asokore-Koforidua, Eastern Region of Ghana.

For his GCE O’Level, he attended Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary. After finishing his O’levels in 1978, he went on to study for his GCE Advanced level certificate in physics, chemistry, and biology at Koforidua Secondary Technical.

He received his Diploma and Certificate in Social Science and Management Studies from Escuela National De Cuadros, Management Development and Productivity Institute.

Before entering parliament, he worked as a social worker.

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