Former mayor of Accra Nat Nuno-Amarteifio dies

Nat Nuno-Amarteifio was mayor of Accra between 1994 and 1998 in the JJ Rawlings administration

The former mayor of Accra Nat Nuno-Amarteifio passed away on Monday (20 December), close family sources have confirmed to

The cause of death is not immediately known.

Nuno-Amarteifio was mayor of Accra between 1994 and 1998 in the Jerry John Rawlings governments.

He became a lecturer on urban management and contemporary Ghanaian art and culture when he left office.

An architectural historian and a writer, Nuno-Amarteifio used to work in the United States and Canada before he returned to Ghana to take up practice again as an architect and consultant. He was also an occasional guest critic for the Ghanaian Times and the Sunday Mirror in Accra.

He was the author of the book History of Architecture in Accra (1920-1945).

In June 2009, the former mayor undertook a photographic exhibition with Kofi Setordji, the renowned Ghanaian sculptor and painter, under the banner “Architectural History of Accra”. Using black and white photographs, the exhibition showcased landmark buildings that were erected between 1920 and 1930.

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