- Former statesman, J.H Mensah, will be buried on Friday, August 17, 2018
- This was announced by President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, August 7, 2018
- J.H Mensah has been serving in public office since the tenure of Ghana's first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has revealed that the government intends to organize a state burials for the late J.H Mensah.
He gave this assurance whenthe family of the late statesman paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
According to him, measures are being implemented to ensure that J.H Mensah is buried on Friday, August 17, 2018.
In his brief remarks, President Akufo-Addo noted that J.H Mensah mentored him and many members of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition, as well as many of the Members of Parliament who entered the House in 1996.
He went on to say that J.H Mensah served his country well, from the days of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, through Busia’s regime to those of Rawlings and Kufuor.
He, thus described the statesman’s passing as “a huge loss to this nation”, and assured the family, therefore, that a befitting burial ceremony will be given to him.
J.H Mensah, until his death, was a founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party. He served the country from 1953, till his passing on July 12, 2018, at the ripe old age of 89.
His last official appointment was in 2005, when he was appointed Senior Minister by the 2nd President of the 4th Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor.
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