Former mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Solomon Ofei Darko, has reportedly passed on.

He passed on after a short illness at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital on December 31, 2021.

His son, Nii Doodu Darko, confirmed the news to the media on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Mr Darko was born on January 26, 1936, and died at the age of 86.

Solomon Ofei Darko

The late Solomon Ofei Darko was appointed by former President John Agyekum Kufuor and served as AMA boss from 2000 to 2003.

Prior to his appointment as the mayor, he had been the Environmental Programme Coordinator at the Borough of Hackney, London, UK.

When he returned to Ghana in 1994, he joined Comptran Engineering and Planning Associates as a Programme Coordinator.

Darko was also a past President of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA).