Daniel Augustus Lartey

Daniel Augustus Lartey

Daniel Augustus Lartey, commonly recognized as Dan Lartey, emerged as a prominent figure in Ghanaian politics during the 2000s.


20 October 1926

Early life and education

Born on August 1, 1926, in Winneba, Central Region. He earned a London Chamber of Commerce diploma in 1940 and a Sloan's Shorthand Certificate of Proficiency in 1942. In 1956, he obtained a commerce and industry diploma from the London School of Economics.


20 October 1944


Mr. Lartey served at the United Africa Company (UAC) from 1944 to 1958, attaining Senior Management status and working at the Unilever House in London. In Ghana, he founded several businesses, such as Lartey and Lartey Books and Stationary, which eventually formed the core of Ghana Book Supply, along with Citadel Printing Press and the Federal Stores of Nigeria.


20 October 1969


His political journey began in 1969 when he contested the Gomoa East Constituency seat under the National Alliance of Liberals (NAL). He served as a special adviser to Ignatius Kutu Acheampong's National Redemption Council government in 1972 and represented Gomoa Ewutu-Effutu in the constituent assembly for the Third Republic's constitution in 1978. In 1979, he co-founded the People's National Party (PNP).


20 October 1992

National Independence Party (NIP)

In 1992, he vied for the presidential candidacy of the National Independence Party (NIP) but was defeated by Kwabena Darko. Later, he broke away from the Convention People's Party (CPP) to establish the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP). He ran for president twice on the GCPP ticket, in the 2000 and 2004 elections. However, he couldn't run for a third time in the 2008 presidential race as he was disqualified by the Electoral Commission due to late submission of nomination papers, despite his efforts to meet the deadline.


20 October 2007

Personal life

Married to the late Sarah Rosetta Lartey (née Malm), his son, Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey, assumed leadership of the GCPP following his passing.


20 October 2009


He briefly stayed in the United States for medical treatment, then returned to Ghana on November 29, 2009, but sadly, he passed away on December 28, 2009, at the Trust Hospital in Accra after a brief illness.

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