J.H. Mensah, the first finance minister in the Busia government until 1972

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Joseph Henry Mensah, a Ghanaian politician and economist, had a distinguished career spanning education, politics, and public service.

He excelled in academia, earning degrees from prestigious institutions like the University of Ghana and Stanford University. Mensah's political journey began in the 1950s, and he held various positions, including Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.

He represented the Sunyani East constituency in multiple parliamentary terms and won elections in 2000 and 2004. Despite facing challenges such as imprisonment and exile, Mensah remained active in Ghanaian politics until his passing in July 2018. He was honored with a state funeral, leaving behind a legacy of dedication to his country.

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