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Details Of E.T Mensah’s Death In South African Hospital Released

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Former Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram E.T Mensah passed on in the early hours of Sunday 1st October 2023.

The Late MP and Council of State Member died in South Africa from undisclosed ailments.

The family is set to give full details of arrangements following his death.

E.T Mensah died hours following news of the death former first lady Theresa Kufuor late Sunday.

Profile of E.T Mensah

ET Mensah was born on 17 May 1946 and comes from Prampram in the Greater Accra Region Ghana. He schooled at the SNAPS College of Accountancy, which he completed in 1968. He also had his RSA III in 1970, and he became a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants in 1986. He was an Account Officer and worked at the University of Ghana, Legon as Accounting Officer.

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During the time of the PNDC military regime in Ghana, he was the long time Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), akin to being the Mayor of the City of Accra. He joined the National Democratic Congress when it was formed in 1992.

He also stood for the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 1996 and was elected MP for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, holding the seat for almost a decade. After the NDC lost the 2000 elections, he continued as a member of parliament. Mensah lost the NDC primaries to Sam George on 21 November 2015. He once served as the Minority Chief Whip in parliament prior to the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2008. In January 2009, he became the Minority Chief Whip in parliament.

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At the beginning of the Fourth Republic, he was appointed Minister for Youth and Sports by President Jerry Rawlings. Mensah held that position through both terms of the Rawlings government. In January 2010, after a cabinet reshuffle, President John Atta Mills appointed him Minister for Employment and Social Welfare. Mensah was a member of the Pan-African Parliament until January 2009, when he resigned after being appointed a member of state. In January 2011, he was appointed Minister for Education following the resignation of Betty Mould-Iddrisu. On 12 February 2021, Mensah was unanimously elected as the representative of Council of State for the Greater Accra Region.

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