The long awaited day is finally here and the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Attah is in Parliament to present a mid-year review of the 2018 budget.
Ahead of his presentation, he took a minute to pay respect to veteran who’s sudden death occurred not long ago,The Gold Coaster born on October 31, 1928 and a founding member of New Patriotic Party (NPP) reportedly died Thursday at the 37 Military Hospital where he had been on admission for sometime now, suffering from stroke.
Mr J.H. Mensah served in various ministerial positions under different governments as a leading economist.
A seasoned politician in Ghana, his political career dated back to the 1960s when he was in charge of planning in Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s government.
The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, in his usual white, appears on the floor with a bow; he is led by the head of the economic management team, and Vice President Dr Mahama Bawumia who is in a dark attire expressed high level of hope to the veteran politician.
”It is also fitting to remember JH Mensah. We have not seen a more exemplary finance Minister in the life of this country. Let also remember our former Vice President, with decorum remember or former Vice President Papa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. May his soul also rest in peace.” – he said.
According to him, J H Mensah paid his roles for development of the country and will forever be remembered.