Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has expressed sadness over the passing of two stalwarts of the party–ET Mensah and Dr. Sidney Laryea.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, the former president said both men played key roles in shaping the solid rock the party was built on and anchored today.
“While ET was our first National Youth Organiser, Dr. Laryea served as the party’s first National Treasurer. They made their mark, and we wish them peaceful rest in the Lord,” Mahama wrote.
He extended his deepest condolences to both bereaved families.
In a related development, the leadership of the NDC has directed that their flags should fly at half-mast today, Thursday, October 5, in honour of ET Mensah and Dr. Laryea.
This was contained in a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey.
“Hon. Enoch Teye Mensah was the first National Youth Organizer of the NDC. With unwavering dedication and patriotism, he rose through the ranks to become the longest-serving Minister for Sports under the 4th Republic.”
“At the time of his death, Hon. E.T Mensah was a Member of the Council of State of the Republic of Ghana. Dr. Sidney Laryea was the first National Treasurer of the NDC and served the party with dedication and unflinching commitment,” parts of the statement read.
“The Functional Executive Committee has resolved and hereby directs, that all flags of the NDC at the National Headquarters, Regional Offices and across the 275 Constituency Offices of the party fly at half mast on Thursday, 5th October 2023 in honour of the memory of our deceased comrades.