Former minister J.H Mensah dead

Former minister J.H Mensah dead

- Former Senior Minister J.H Mensah has died

- He passed at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra

A former senior minister under the Kufuor administration, JH Mensah, has died.

The former parliamentarian who has been seeking medical treatment at the 37 military hospital for some time now reportedly passed, family sources have said.

Mr. J.H Mensah is a founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party and has served in numerous capacities at both party and national levels.

J.H Mensah dead

Veteran politician J.H Mensah has died. Source: Google images

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J.H Mensah, a Gold Coaster born in October 1928.

Below is the biography of the late JH Mensah

Joseph Henry Mensah was educated at the University of Gold Coast (now University of Ghana) between 1948 and 1954.

He proceeded to the University of London in 1954 and studied for both Bachelors and Master degrees in Economics. Mr. Mensah also had a stint at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, and specialised in Economic Theory and Development.

His working experience dates back to 1953 when he was appointed as an Assistant Inspector of Taxes by the colonial administration.

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The Senior Minister of Government Business also worked as a Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Ghana between 1954 and 1958.He joined the United Nations Secretariat in 1958 as an Economic Affairs Officer at the Centre for Development Planning, Projections and Policies, in New York.

In 1961, Mr. Mensah was the Head of Agency at the National Planning commission of the Government of Ghana, which drew and implemented the country’s Seven-Year Development Plan (1962 ­ 1969).

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