Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed profound shock and sadness at the demise of Mr. Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, a former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Former President Kufuor described Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey as: “Very professional in his field of Public Relations and Advertising.”
“He conveyed serious matters with a relaxed mien and charm, was affable and had a great sense of humour. He was a good man,” Mr Kufuor said of him.
A statement signed by Mr Frank Agyekum, a Spokesperson/Special Aide, Mr Kufuor, quoted the Former President as saying: “Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was born into the Danquah – Busia tradition and stayed true to its tenets throughout his adult life. The party has lost a pillar and Ghana, a true son.
“The party must be in mourning and his death must be a period of deep and sober reflection for all NPP members.
“It should help in our efforts at reconciliation and unity, which are principles for which Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey stood for. May He Rest In Peace.”
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey died in the early hours of Sunday in a London hospital where he had gone for treatment.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was the Campaign Manager of the then Candidate Kufuor in the his successful bid for the presidency in 2000.
He served as the first Chief of Staff in the Kufuor Administration and variously as Minister of Information and Presidential Affairs, and Minister of Tourism and Modernisation of the Capital City.