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Charles K. Asare – Importance of giving back

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Giving back is the responsibility of all those who are fortunate to be able to assist others.  Giving back to me is a way of saying thank you for the countless blessings that I have benefited from society to flourish.  The willingness to voluntarily give back to society is commendable.  It demonstrates ones’ sophistication and maturity in accepting responsibility to advance their communities and society at large.

Charles Asare is a member of Prempeh College class of 1975/77.  He has over 25 years of experience in senior management, banking, and finance in Africa and the US. He was CFO and COO for GPHA Inc. of Philadelphia, and Director-General of SSNIT in Ghana. He managed HSBC Equator Bank’s West African operations and was responsible for Business Development in Corporate Banking and Finance as Assistant General Manager of Ecobank Ghana Limited. He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of CDH Investment Bank Ltd, Malawi, and Airports Council International, Africa.  Mr. Asare holds an MBA from Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College, and a BA in Economics from Haverford College.

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Albert Banahene – Making a Difference

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This is a step towards giving back to my Alma Mater.

There is no institution that has molded some of us better than Prempeh did. SUBAN ne Nindeɛ.  Indeed, a profound motto that always rings in my mind.  We were privileged to have had opportunities for good academics and extracurricular activities.  I miss the cadet corps, athletics, and all the social clubs.

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Doing Great Work In the G20 – Henry Addison ’80/82

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There are lots of Amanfoo doing great work in the service of not only Ghana, but also to the world at large.  One of the finest is Mr Henry Addison of the 80/82 year group, Aggrey House.

Henry trained as a Barrister in England and also holds a Masters Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Henry is currently a corporate and international taxation adviser to the Australian government. He has represented Australia at OECD meetings in Paris in relation to the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project aimed at preventing multinationals from avoiding or deferring taxes.

He negotiated key Australian free trade agreements, amongst them the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  He has also conducted national interest assessments for Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board in relation to inbound investment proposals to acquire Australian assets.

Henry currently resides in Canberra, Australia with his family.

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Taking Care of A Community – Dr. Eba Polley

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There is no service more amazing than a man who, out of the kindness of his heart, finds life’s purpose in helping everyone he is able to help.   This Class Note is a focus on Dr. Eba Polley, who is a practicing gynecologist in Tema.

A young french refugee from the tragic Ivorian war walked into his office one day.  She did not speak English but his brother who she came with spoke a bit of English and told Eba Polley that she had been in pain for almost 6 months.  Everyone believed she had gotten cancer until an Amanfoo came across a church group and heard the young woman’s story.  When the Amanfoo shared the story with Eba Polley, the amazing doctor went out of his way to take care of her and arranged for her to have a surgery for removal of a cyst.   Amanfoo like Dr. Eba Polley are the ones who push the boundaries of service.

Today Dr. Eba Polley lives in Tema, married with 2 children and doing some great work.


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