General News of Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Source: citifmonline

PV Obeng deserves a state burial – Rashid Pelpuo

The Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Public-Private Partnerships, Rashid Pelpuo, has called on the state to organize a befitting state burial to honor the memory of the late Paul Victor Obeng.

“A state burial is a logical thing to do for such a rare character in the Ghanaian society,” he told Citi News.

PV Obeng died on Saturday after he suffered an asthmatic attack while driving towards his home on the Spintex road, Accra.

He served as the Senior Presidential advisor to the President, John Mahama.

Several politicians and government officials have been paying glowing tribute to the late Obeng.

Speaking to Citi News after paying a short visit to the late Senior Presidential Advisor’s house, Mr. Pelpuo lauded Mr. Obeng’s role in national development and described him as a veteran in Ghanaian politics

“Once a Minister, once a Presidential Advisor and now a Presidential Advisor, he has always been at one point, was always there for the Presidents since the Presidency of Jerry Rawlings, Atta Mills and at a point became the Prime Minister of this country.

He, therefore, recommended a state burial to serve as a befitting testament to P.V. Obeng’s legacy as a true statesman.