Late Scientist Prof Allotey to be given state burial on February 23


The late renowned scientist, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, will be honoured with a state burial, the government’s information minster has announced.

The Mathematician died aged 85 on November 2, 2017, and will be buried on February 23 2018.

The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, said President Nana Akufo-Addo recognizes the efforts of Professor Allotey in the development of Mathematics and Science in Ghana.

Professor Allotey is known worldwide, and when his name is mentioned Ghana comes to mind. He has done well for Ghana and he deserves all the respect,” the information Minister said

Mustapha Hamilton said The president recognizes the Late Professor’s contribution to Science and Maths in Ghana hence that accords him a state burial.


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