Former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey reported dead

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A former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, has been reported dead.

Reports indicate he died on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a short illness at the Tema General Hospital.

He was 68 years old.

His death, according to sources, comes about a week after he returned from the United States where he was undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness.

The deceased was also a former Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He was a Mechanical Engineer by profession and worked with prestigious companies including Tema Steel Works, Accra Brewery Limited in Ghana, Tecnofin Nederlands and General Establishment for Plastics & Industries all in Libya.

Mr Ashitey joined the NPP in 1992. Mr Ashitey, through hard work, commitment and dedication rose through the rank and served as a Member of Parliament for Tema East from 1996 to 2008.

In Parliament, he also served on the Mines and Energy, Foreign Affairs, Government’s Assurances and the House committees, among others.

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The deceased also served as a Minister of State at the Ministries of Food and Agriculture and Trade, Industry & President’s Special Initiatives under the erstwhile John Agyekum Kufuor administration.

Until his demise, he was a Member of the National Executive Council and a member of the NPP National Council.

Meanwhile, social media has been inundated with tributes in his honour.

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