Ghana’s Oldest Medical Doctor Laid to Rest

A State Burial Service has been held in honour of Ghana’s oldest Medical Doctor, late Dr Emmanuel Evans -Anfom at the State House in Accra on Thursday, 13 May 2021.

The burial service started with a filing past by some members of the Council of State, some heads of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander in Chief (C-in-C) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the First lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Dr Anfom was described as God fearing, a man with a great sense of humor and one who would always want to catch up with new technology. The introduction of matriculation in various Universities in Ghana is also attributed to him.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt. Rev Joseph Obiri Yeboah in a sermon, titled “God help our homeland Ghana,”   extensively preached about how Dr Anfom lived the life of helping the country grow, especially, in the sector of science and technology. 

Dr Anfoam aged 101 was a scholar, University Administrator and past Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from 1967 to 1973. He was born on 7 October, 1919 at Jamestown, Accra. He attended the Salem school in Osu and had his Senior High education at the Achimota School. He furthered his medical training at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, (UK).

Also in attendance was the Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.