Seth Amon Nikoi

Seth Amon Nikoi

Amon Nikoi, born Seth Amon Nikoi was a Ghanaian economist and diplomat


19 January 1930

Early life

Born on January 19, 1930, in Accra, Nikoi's parents were Gottfried Ashaley Nikoi, a civil servant, and Agnes Betty Oboshie Quao, a teacher and textile trader.


11 July 1945


Amon Nikoi received his education at Roman Catholic Jubilee School and Achimota College, graduating with an Economics degree and later pursuing a Master's and Doctorate at Harvard University.


12 July 1960


He served as Ghana's economic and political affairs secretary-attaché at the Embassy and Permanent Representative to the UN.


09 July 1969

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

In 1969, he became the first Director of Budget at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning


05 July 1977

Bank of Ghana

In 1973, the Ghanaian government appointed him governor and chairman of the Bank of Ghana but forced him to retire in 1977.

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