Kutu Akwasi Acheampong
Head Of State:( 1972 – 1978 )
Presidency:1972 - 1978:Head Of State
Date of Birth:23rd September, 1931
Place of Birth:Traboum - Ashanti Region. (A/R)
Date of Death:16th June, 1979
Educational Background of Gen. I.K. Acheampong
Attended Traboum Elementary, School St. Peter’s Catholic School, Kumasi
Obtained Middle School Leaving Certificate, G.C.E. ‘O’ Level, Diploma In Commerce
1945 – 51
Sternographer Secretary, Timber Sawmill Kumasi, Tutor Kumasi Commercial College, Principal, Agona Swedru College of Commerce
1951 Enlisted as a Private in Ghana Army
1959 Cadet Training Course, Mons, Aldershot
1959 – 66 Attended various courses including Personnel Administration at the Staff College,USA. Commanding Officer 5th and 6th Battalion
His Political and Public Life
1966 – 71
Chairman Western Region Committee of Administration
1971 – 72
Commander, First Infantry Brigade
Jan. 1972 The military led by Lt.Col. Ignatius Acheampong seized power.
5th July, 1978
Acheampong was overthrown by his second-in-Command Lt. Gen. Fred Akuffo and other members of the ruling Supreme Military Council (SMC). He was accused of economic sabotage.
16th June,1979 He was executed by firing squad in 16th June 1979 as a result of the June 4 uprising.