The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will tomorrow, Monday 20th March 2017, mark the one year passing of its former National Chairman, Mr. Jake Otanka Obetsebi- Lamptey.
The former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) passed away on Sunday, March 20th, 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.
John Boadu called on members, sympathizers and the general public to come and 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. Previously 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 that country.
Jake also served as a Chief of Staff in the government of former President John Kufuor.
He was the National Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in that country.