Former NDC minister Lee Ocran passes on

Former NDC minister Lee Ocran passes on

A former education minister under the John Atta Mills NDC administration, Mr Lee Ocran, is reported dead.

According to, family sources say the former High Commissioner to South Africa and ex-MP for Jomoro passed on shortly before midnight Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his residence in Accra.

A National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Mr Ocran was said to have battled with ill health in the days leading to his passing away.

Former NDC minister Lee Ocran passes on
Former NDC minister Lee Ocran passes on. Source:
Source: UGC

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Ocran was appointed Minister by late President John Atta Mills in February 2012 after a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Betty Mould-Iddrisu from the government and the sacking of Martin Amidu.

He was once the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for the Jomoro constituency until he lost his seat to the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah of the Convention People's Party in the Ghanaian parliamentary election in December 2008.

Meanwhile, some Ghanaians including the former president John Dramani Mahama have reacted to the demise of Mr. Ocran.

Mr. John Mahama described the late former Education Minister Lee Ocran, as a “fighter”.

“It has been a sad morning for me … Lee has been a fighter in the trenches, we have been in the trenches together and for everybody who knows him, we have lost a very fine member of our party,” he said in an interview on Radio Gold on Friday, Febraury 22, 2019.

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