Former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, E.T. Mensah, has passed away at the age of 77.
A source said the former legislator died in South Africa on Sunday night after a small illness.
The former Member of the Council of State, Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah, was born on May 17, 1946. He served as a Minister of Youth and Sports in the erstwhile John Jerry Rawlings administration and became a Member of Parliament from January 1997 to January 2017.
He left behind seven children.
During the political epoch of the PNDC, he also served as the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
He became a member of Parliament on January 7, 1997, on the ticket of the NDC in the Ningo-Prampram constituency and held the seat till January 6, 2017.
He again served as Minister for Youth and Sports in the former President J.J. Rawlings era for two consecutive terms. In January 2010, after a cabinet reshuffle, President John Evans Atta Mills appointed him Minister for Employment and Social Welfare. On February 12, 2021, E.T. Mensah was elected as the representative of the Greater Accra Region on the Council of State.
By Lawrence Odoom