The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will on Monday March 20, 2017 mark the one year passing of their former National Chairman, Mr. Jake Otanka Obetsebi- Lamptey.
The former National Chairman of the party passed away on Sunday March 20, 2016 in London.
The General Secretary of the party, John Boadu explained that, “Jake’s contribution to the NPP can never be forgotten even in death, hence the celebration”.
According to him, a church service and a ‘get-together’ will be held on Monday to celebrate the life of one of the greatest sons of the elephant.
“The service will be held at 8am at the Ridge Church and after we will converge at the National Headquarters to continue the celebration,” he said.
EIB Wilberforce Asare reported that John Boadu called on members, sympathizers and the general public to join them celebrate “Jake the great”.
“The attire is all white,” he remarked.
From 2005 to July 2007, Obetsebi-Lamptey served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kufuor.
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 the country.
Jake also served as a Chief of Staff in the government of former President John Kufuor.