The woman who served as the Director of the Castle Information Bureau during the administration of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) from 1982 to 1992 and of the Public Affairs Secretariat at the office of President Jerry John Rawlings from 1992 to 2001, Mrs. Valerie Anne Sackey, has died
Her death was announced by the J.J. Rawlings Foundation on January 2, 2024.
VALERIE SACKEY PASSES AWAY
The J.J. Rawlings Foundation regrets to announce the death of Mrs. Valerie Anne Sackey, Director of the Castle Information Bureau during the administration of the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) from 1982 to 1992 and of the Public Affairs Secretariat at the office of President Rawlings from 1992 to 2001. She passed away on December 31, 2023.
Mrs. Sackey (nee Valerie Anne Lindoe) was born in 1935 in Accrington, in the United Kingdom, to Valentine Lindoe, principal of the Accrington College of Art, and Nancy Lindoe, an arts teacher at the college. She met and married Mr. Horace Walter Kofi Sackey at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where they were both studying, and came to Ghana three days after independence in March 1957.
On arrival in Ghana, she taught geography at the Opoku Ware Secondary School, later joined the Department of Game and Wildlife, and was posted to the Kumasi Zoo. When her husband was appointed a Minister of State in the Progress Party government led by Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia in 1969, she moved to Accra and continued to work with the Department of Game and Wildlife.