Frank Bernasko

Frank Bernasko

Commissioner for Cocoa Affairs

In office
1975–1975

President
Kutu Acheampong

Commissioner for Agriculture

In office
1973–1975

President
Kutu Acheampong

Preceded by
Daniel Addo

Succeeded by
Paul Nkegbe

Central Regional Commissioner

In office
1972–1973

President
Kutu Acheampong

Personal details

Born
(1930-12-07)7 December 1930

Died
3 June 2010(2010-06-03) (aged 79)
London

Nationality
Ghanaian

Political party
Action Congress Party

Other political
affiliations
NRC (Military government)

Residence
United Kingdom

Occupation
Soldier, lawyer, politician

Military service

Allegiance
Ghana

Service/branch
Ghana army

Years of service
? – 1975

Rank
Colonel

Commands
Director of Education, Ghana Armed Forces
Director of Studies, Ghana Military Academy

Frank George Bernasko (7 December 1930 – 3 June 2010)[1] was a retired Ghanaian soldier, lawyer and politician. He served as the Commissioner for Agriculture among others in the National Redemption Council (NRC) military government of General I.K. Acheampong. He was also the founder and leader of the erstwhile Action Congress Party and contested the presidential election in 1979.

Contents

1 Early life and education
2 Army career
3 Politics

3.1 Military government
3.2 1979 elections
3.3 National Reconciliation Commission hearings

4 Retirement and death
5 Honours
6 References

Early life and education[edit]
Bernasko was born in Ghana. He completed his basic education at Cape Coast in the Central Region and Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. His secondary education was completed at the Adisadel College also at Cape Coast. He then attended the University of the Gold Coast (now University of Ghana).[1]
Army career[edit]
Bernasko was an officer in the Ghana army and rose to the rank of Colonel. He was once the officer in charge of education at the Armed Forces Recruit Training Center in Kumasi. He also served as the Garrison Education Officer in Accra. He held the position of Director of Studies at the Ghana Military Academy and Training School at Teshie in Accra.[2] He later became the Director of Education for the Ghana Armed Forces.[1]
Politics[edit]
Military government[edit]
After the coup d’état of 13 January 1972 which overthrew the Busia government, he was appointed as the Central Regional Commissioner.[3][4] He later also served as the Commissioner for Agriculture[5] and then the Commissioner for the newly created min
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