The last surviving member of the National Liberation Council(NLC), Lieutenant General Albert Kwesi Ocran has died, Ghanaxtra.com can report.
Lieutenant General Ocran, a member of the NLC Military Regime that toppled Kwame Nkrumah led CPP government on 24th February 1966, according to family sources passed away after a short illness.
He was 90 years old.
Born on 21st July 1929 at Brakwa in the Central region, Albert Kwesi Ocran was commissioned as an officer of the Gold Coast Regiment in 1954.
He later rose to become a Colonel in the Ghana army after independence and was the Commander of the First Infantry Brigade during the 1966 coup d’état.
He was promoted to Brigadier following the coup and was made Chief of Army Staff, a position he held for six months. He was reappointed Chief of Army Staff in May 1967.
He was a member of the Presidential Commission between 1969 and 1970.
He was among 158 men and women from various disciplines of national life who were honoured by former President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2006.
We wish his family well in these trying moments.