Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed profound shock and sadness at the demise of Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey died on Sunday in a London hospital, where he had gone for treatment.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was campaign manager of Former President Kufuor in the run-up to his successful bid for the presidency in 2001.
He served as the first Chief of Staff in the Former President’s administration and variously as Minister of Information and Presidential Affairs, and Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital City.
Former President Kufuor described Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey as “very professional in his field of Public Relations and Advertising”.
He added: “He conveyed serious matters with a relaxed mien and charm, was affable and had a great sense of humour. He was a good man.
“Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was born into the Danquah – Busia tradition and stayed true to its tenets though-out his adult life. The party has lost a pillar and Ghana a true son.
“The party must be in mourning and his death must be a period of deep and sober reflection for all NPP members.
“It should help in our efforts at reconciliation and unity which are principles for which Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey stood for. May He Rest In Peace.”