NPP to commemorate a year of Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey’s passing


The New Patriotic Party (NPP), will  on Monday March 20, 2017, hold a ceremony to observe the one year passing of its former National Chairman, Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey.

The former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in London after battling an ailment.

A church service at the Ridge Church will take place at 8:00am, whiles a get-together at the party’s National Headquarters will be held to celebrate the life of Obetsebi-Lamptey, described as “one of the greatest sons of the elephant.”

“Jake’s contribution to the NPP can never be forgotten even in death, hence the celebration,” the NPP’s acting General Secretary, John Boadu, noted.

John Boadu called on members, sympathisers and the general public to come and celebrate “Jake the great”.

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From 2005 to July 2007, Obetsebi-Lamptey served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kufuor. Previously Obetsebi-Lamptey was Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital (2002–2005) and Minister of Information (2001–2002).

He was the National Campaign Manager of the victorious New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in that country.

Jake also served as a Chief of Staff in the government of former President John Kufuor.

He was the National Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in that country.

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana



Published on 19 March 2017 | 2:00 pm at Source