The final funeral ceremony for the former Member of Parliament representing Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra region, Mr E.T Mensah, took place on Friday, January 5, 2024, at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra.
The late politician, also a member of the Council of State, passed away last year while receiving medical treatment in South Africa.
Born on May 17, 1946, Mr. E.T. Mensah served in various ministerial capacities, including Youth and Sports, Education, and Employment and Social Welfare.
His political journey included a term as the Mayor of Accra from 1982 to 1992, followed by his role as the Sports Minister from 1993.
Notably, during his tenure in sports, Ghana achieved success in the Ecuador 1995 World Under-17 football competition.
Rumours circulated for years suggesting he was the personal barber of former President Rawlings, emphasizing their close friendship and political alliance.
In 1995, amid the “Kume Preko” demonstrations in Accra, accusations were made against him for ordering attacks on activists, which he vehemently denied during interviews. These allegations were also never proven in any court of law.
Mr E.T Mensah concluded his extensive political career with a four-year term in the Council of State, representing the Greater Accra region. This served as a recovery from the political setback of losing the Ningo-Prampram parliamentary seat in 2016.
He was also part of the Wiseman Committee established by President John Dramani Mahama in 2014, although the committee did not become operational.
Tributes have been pouring in for the late statesman, with his family, political party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC), the political community, Ningo-Prampram locals, and the Methodist Church acknowledging his humility, foresight, and organizational abilities.
His demise has left admirers with a profound sense of loss.
The final resting place for the late Mr. E.T. Mensah will be at Prampram on Saturday, January 6, 2024.