Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed his deep condolences following the passing of two distinguished stalwarts of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Enoch Teye Mensah and Dr. Sidney Laryea.
Ghana was saddened by the loss of these prominent political figures who had made significant contributions to the NDC and the country’s political landscape.
Enoch Teye Mensah, a veteran member of the NDC and Ghana’s longest-serving Youth and Sports Minister, passed away on Sunday, October 1, while receiving medical treatment in a South African hospital. His dedicated service to the NDC and his unwavering commitment to its principles left an indelible mark on the party.
Dr. Sidney Laryea, the NDC’s first National Treasurer, also succumbed to illness a day later, further deepening the sorrow within the party.
In a heartfelt message shared on X, formerly Twitter, the 2024 NDC flagbearer extended his sympathies over the loss of these two remarkable individuals. He stated, “Very sad to lose two stalwarts of our great party, Hon. ET Mensah and Dr. Sidney Laryea. Both played key roles in shaping the solid rock our party was built on and anchored today.”
Mahama continued, “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. We extend our deepest condolences to both bereaved families.”
Funeral arrangements are currently being made by the respective families, with ET Mensah’s body expected to be flown back to Ghana next Tuesday.
Additionally, as a mark of respect and in honor of the memories of ET Mensah and Dr. Sidney Laryea, the NDC has directed that flags at all its offices be flown at half-mast. This gesture serves as a tribute to their dedicated service and significant contributions to the party.