The final funeral rites of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, has been held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
The funeral of the former NPP national chairman was attended by hundreds of Ghanaians, including President John Mahama, former President John Kufuor and flagbearer of the opposition party Nana Akufo-Addo.
Jake died in London on March 19, where he had gone for kidney treatment, family sources revealed.
He was minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital (2002–05) and Minister of Information.
He resigned his posts in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections.