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Politics of Friday, 1 March 2019


Mahama, top NDC officials attend one week memorial service of late Lee Ocran

Former President John Dramani Mahama with wife and the NDC chairman, Samuel Ampofo play videoFormer President John Dramani Mahama with wife and the NDC chairman, Samuel Ampofo

Former President John Mahama and other top NDC executives on Thursday, February 28, joined family of the late Lee Tandoh Ocran to celebrate the one week of his passing, held at St. James Catholic Church in Osu, Accra.

The former High Commissioner to South Africa and ex-MP for Jomoro passed on before midnight at his residence in Accra on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Mr Ocran was said to have battled with ill health for some days leading to his passing away

He served as Minister for Education of Ghana from 2012 to 2013. Ocran was appointed Minister by President John Atta Mills in February 2012 in a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Betty Mould-Iddrisu from the government and the sacking of Martin Amidu.

In 2000 he was Deputy Minister of Environment Science and Technology. Since January 2005 as a candidate from the National Democratic Congress, he was Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency until he lost his seat to the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah of the Convention People's Party in the December 2008 parliamentary election.

In February 2014, Ocran was sworn in as board chairman of the Volta River Authority. On May 13, 2015 he described the Bui Dam as a White Elephant (extravagant but burdensome gift).

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