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Daniel K. Addo
Allegiance Ghana
Service/branch Ghana army
Commands held Chief of the Defence Staff
Other work Minister for Agriculture

Major General Daniel K. Addo is a former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces. He is a Ghanaian soldier and politician.

CareerEdit

Daniel Addo was once Commander of the Second Infantry Brigade Group (now the Northern Command) of the Ghana army. The headquarters was at Kumasi. He had responsibility for all units in the northern half of Ghana.[1] He became Chief of Army Staff in August 1969.[2] In June 1971, he was appointed Chief of the Defence Staff by the Busia government, a position he still occupied at the time of the coup d'état that replaced it with the National Redemption Council military government. He was relieved of his post after the coup.[3]

PoliticsEdit

The NRC government appointed Major General Addo as the Commissioner for Agriculture,[4] a positioned he held between 1972 and 1973. He was later replaced with Colonel Frank Bernasko.

Personal problemsEdit

In 1982, Daniel Addo had two of his houses confiscated by the "One Man One House" Investigation Sub-Committee under the auspices of the Provisional National Defence Council military government on the grounds that he had acquired them illegally. This was under military decrees of the previous Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, Ghana military government. He appealed unsuccessfully to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in 1994 to have the houses returned to him.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "ADDO v STATE HOUSES ALLOCATION POLICY IMPLEMENTATION COMMISSION (SHAPIC) AND TEMA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (TDC)" (pdf). Landmark Cases (combined). Accra, Ghana: Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice of Ghana. 16 December 1994. pp. 13–17. http://www.chrajghana.org/chraj/files/Landmark%20Cases%20_combined_x.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-05. [dead link]
  2. "Past Army Commanders / Chiefs of Army Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 6 February 2008. http://www.gaf.mil.gh/index.php?CatId=114. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  3. "Past General Officers Commanding /chiefs of the Defence Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 6 February 2008. http://www.gaf.mil.gh/index.php?CatId=117. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  4. "Former Heads of MoFA". Official website. Ministry of Food and Agriculture. http://mofa.gov.gh/site/?page_id=6713. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Brigadier D. C. K. Amenu
Chief of Army Staff
1969 – 1971
Succeeded by
Major General Napoleon Ashley-Larsen
Preceded by
Air Marshal Michael Akuoko Otu
Chief of the Defence Staff
1971 – 1972
Succeeded by
Major General Napoleon Ashley-Larsen
Political offices
Preceded by
Kwame Safo-Adu
Minister for Agriculture
1972 – 1973
Succeeded by
Colonel Frank Bernasko

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