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

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The solemn ceremony took place on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Tema Manhean.

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Present at the funeral was President Nana Akufo-Addo who led a government and New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegation to pay their last respects.

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Others were the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; the National Chairman of the NPP, Mr Freddie Blay; and a former Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.

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The rest were Chief of Staff; Frema Akosua Osei Opare, Greater Accra Regional Minister; Henry Quartey, Roads and Highways Minister; Kwesi Amoako Atta, Foreign Affairs Minister; Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and other top government officials.

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Mr Ashitey, who was also a former Greater Accra Regional Chairman, died on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a short illness at the Tema General Hospital.

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He was 68 years old.

His death is said to have occurred about a week after he returned from the United States where he was undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness.

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 He was a three-time Member of Parliament for Tema East from 1996 to 2008.

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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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