The funeral and burial service of the late former Senior Minister John Henry Mensah has been held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 17 August 2018.

The funeral was attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses. Other dignitaries present were former presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Mahama.

The rest are the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice, the Chief of Staff, Ministers of State, members of the Council of State, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress, other political party representatives, close friends and family.

Mr Mensah died in the early hours of Thursday, 12 July 2018.

He was a politician and an economist.

He was 89.

Mr Mensah began working as an assistant inspector of taxes in 1953 while the Gold Coast was still under colonial rule.

In 1958, Mr Mensah joined the United Nations Secretariat at the Centre for Development Planning, Projections and Policies, in New York City, United States.

He returned to Ghana in 1961 as the Head of Agency at the National Planning Commission which drew and implemented the country's Seven-Year Development Plan (1962–1969).

In 1969, he was elected to parliament and became the Finance Minister until 1972, when he was replaced by future head of state Ignatius Kutu Acheampong after the military coup.

In 2005, he was appointed Senior Minister by President J.A Kufuor.

J.H Mensah, until his death, was a founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party.

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