Jake's Death: NPP Directs Flags To Fly At Half-Mast

The New Patriotic Party has directed that all party flags fly at half-mast in honour of its former National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey who died Sunday dawn.

The former Minister of Tourism died in London following a protracted illness.

He was 70-year-old.

Below is the full statement

The New Patriotic Party regrets to announce the passing to glory of its former national chairman, Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.

Mr. Obetsebi who led the party to victory in the 2000 and 2004 General elections as Campaign Manager died in London this dawn.

Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey did not only serve his party selflessly and diligently, but also helped in nation building.

He was a Chief of Staff and former 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 (2002–05) and Minister of Information (2001–02).

Indeed, a true son of the Nation and the great elephant family has passed on. A great pillar has fallen.

As we mourn this great man of our party and country, we request that all party flags- national, regional, constituency and polling stations offices- fly at half-mast.

Any other arrangements will be communicated to the general public in due course.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family.


John Boadu

General Secretary, Ag