Former Education Minister, Mr Lee Ocran has passed on.
Sources within the Western Regional leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) confirmed the sad development to Citi News.
Lee Ocran who was also a former High Commissioner to South Africa according to the sources died on Thursday night at his residence in Accra.
A National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Mr Ocran was said to have taken ill days earlier, leading to his passing away, although the exact ailment is yet to be known.
About Lee Ocran
Ocran was appointed Minister by President John Atta Mills in February 2012 after a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Betty Mould-Iddrisu from government and the sacking of Martin Amidu.
He was once the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for the Jomoro constituency in the Western Region until he lost his seat to Samia Nkrumah of the Convention People’s Party in December 2008.
Mr. Ocran was also a former Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress.