The former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey has passed away in London. Oilcitytoday can confidently confirm.
This was made known by his former aide, Bryan Acheampong, on his Facebook page.He was 70years.
On the 16th of December last year news went viral on Social media that Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey was dead but he confirmed that he was in South Africa receiving treatment.
The rumour mill had it that the former Tourism Minister died in South Africa while seeking medical attention.
But a hale and hearty Obetsebi Lamptey wondered why “people go out of their way to manufacture idiotic stories when there are so many serious stories that concern our country that are going on that people should be concerned with…it shows futility of what goes on on social media unfortunately.”
Jacob Otanka “Jake” Obetsebi-Lamptey (born 4 February 1946) was a Ghanaian politician and a former television and radio producer.
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 (2002–05) and Minister of Information (2001–02).
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.
He resigned his posts in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections.