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General News of Friday, 17 August 2018


Selfless J. H. Mensah helped affirm my convictions – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has described the late former Senior Minister, Joseph H. Mensah as someone with a profound attachment to democratic values.

He said J.H. Mensah was a selfless person who always had the nation at heart.

President Akufo-Addo who was speaking at a funeral service for Mr J H Mensah said:

“His attachment to democratic values is profound; he helped me confirm my conviction that the rapid development of our nation was possible with democratic institutions”.

President Akufo-Addo also recalled J H Mensah’s leadership in Parliament, saying he always encouraged parliamentarians not to concentrate on winning the debate in Parliament but outside it.

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Church, Rev. Palmer-Buckle, in a sermon, commended JH’s family for burying him within forty days of his demise and entreated all to emulate the example.

He also called on the President to help formulate a policy that will ban the celebration of “one-week celebrations” of the demise of people because it’s a waste of time and resources.

Other dignitaries present at the funeral were Vice Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife Samira; former Presidents John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Mahama.