Former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey dies
A former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey is reported dead.
Ishmael Ashitey was the immediate past Greater Accra Regional Minister and a former Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP.
According to sources, he died at the Tema General Hospital today, Friday, January 7, 2022, after a short illness.
Mr. Ashitey, aged 68, returned from the United States US about a week ago after seeking medical treatment for undisclosed illness in that country.
Mr. Ashitey held an Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA.
He also obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science amd Technology.
Born on 20th November, 1954 at Tema in the Greater Region, Mr. Ashietey had his primary and middle school education at the Manhean Middle Mixed School in Tema.
As a Mechanical Engineer, he worked in many organizations in Ghana and outside the country including Tema Steel Works, Accra Brewery Limited in Ghana, Tecnofin Nederlands and General Establishment for Plastics & Industries all in Libya.
ISHMAEL ASHITEY’S POLITICAL JOURNEY
As a politician, Mr. Ashietey joined the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 1992, rose through the rank and file of the party to become its Greater Accra Regional Minister.
He had the privilege to served as a Member of Parliament MP for Tema East on the ticket of the NPP on three consecutive occasions from 1996 to 2008.
While in Parliament, he served on the Mines and Energy, Foreign Affairs, Government’s Assurance committees, among others.
Other portfolios held by Mr. Ashietey include the Minister of State at the Ministries of Food and Agriculture and Trade, Industry & President’s Special Initiatives under the leadership and government of H.E John Agyekum Kuffour.
Until his demise, he served as a Member of (NEC) NPP and a member of the NPP National Council.
He left behind a wife and four children.