Joseph A. Ankrah
Head Of State:( 1966 - 1967 )
1966 - 1967:Head Of State
Date of Birth:18th August, 1915
Place of Birth:Accra - Greater Accra Region (G/A/R)
Date of Death:25th November, 1992
Educational Background of Lt. Gen. Joseph Ankrah
Wesleyan Methodist School – Accra
1937 Cambridge School Certificate
1939 Mobilized into West Africa Frontier Force on the outbreak of World War II.
His Political and Public Life
Officer Cadet Training Unit, UK.
Commissioned Lieutenant and after 14 years he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant Colonel
He was appointed Colonel.
1960 – 61
UN Peace Keeping Force based in Congo, Brigade Commander of force based in Luluaburg Kasai.
1961 Awarded the Military Cross for act of unsurpassed gallantry in Congo.
He became Head of State and Chairman of NLC.
He was forced to resign as Chairman of NLC and Head of State over a bribery scandal Involving Fracis Nzerehe, a Nigerian Business man