Statesman and member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), J.H. Mensah died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the 37 Military Hospital where he had been on admission for the past 12 months.
He was 89 years old.
Tributes have been pouring in for the NPP stalwart who held several positions in public service.
Current talk as well is from the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwapim South, and Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, who is empowering his other colleagues in parliament to adhere to the good works of late J.H Mensah.
”All current Members of Parliament must emulate and learn the efforts of the late JH Mensah with respect to how he carried his parliamentary duties” – he said.
According to him, Mr Mensah was hard working when he was a Member of Parliament and through that, he achieved a lot of successes.
About Mr Mensah
Mr Mensah began working as an assistant inspector of taxes in 1953 while the Gold Coast was still under colonial rule.
In 1958, Mr Mensah joined the United Nations Secretariat at the Centre for Development Planning, Projections and Policies, in New York City, United States. He returned to Ghana in 1961 as the Head of Agency at the National Planning Commission which drew and implemented the country’s Seven-Year Development Plan (1962–1969).
In 1969, he was elected to parliament and became the Finance Minister until 1972, when he was replaced by future head of state Ignatius Kutu Acheampong after the military coup. In 2005, he was appointed Senior Minister by President J.A Kufuor.