Reports from Myjoyonline indicate that Paul Victor Obeng, chairman of the National Development Planning Commission has died. The Senior Presidential Adviser died Saturday at a hospital after he reportedly collapsed at the Agape Filling Station at Spintex Road in Accra. It is not yet clear the cause of death, even though sources suspect he died of a pronounced asthma attack. He was said to have been rushed to the Lekma Hospital where he was pronounced dead. PV Obeng was crucial in the organisation of the just ended National Economic Forum.
He was a Mechanical Engineer, politician and chairman of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology council. A consumate politician with long years of service, Mr Obeng was appointed in 2010, under President John Atta Mills administration as chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). Obeng was the chief consultant and Chairman of OB Associates, a public and private sector consulting firm and chairman of Ghana Agro and Food company (GAFCO). He served as the chairman of the Committee of Secretaries under the Provisional National Defence Council regime (PNDC) from 1982–1992.
He also served as Presidential Adviser on Governmental Affairs under the National Democratic Congress (NDC ) from 1992- 1997. He was the Chairman of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) from 1992- 1997. In Addition, P.V. was serving as director on the Board of Guinness Ghana Limited.
He had recently been nominated by President Mahama as a Senior Presidential Adviser at the Presidency. P.V Obeng was a product of Opoku Ware School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.