Members, Management and Staff of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have visited the wife and bereaved family of the late E.T. Mensah to offer condolences and support.
The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey who led the delegation to the residence of the late E.T. Mensah on Sunday 13 November 2023, described her predecessor as a visionary leader recalling his unwavering passion towards the development of Accra.
Hon. Enoch Teye Mensah, former Chief Executive of the AMA, former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ningo-Prampram constituency and a Council of State member died at the age of 77 in South Africa on Sunday, October 1, after battling a prolonged illness.
The Mayor, with a sombre tone, conveyed the profound sense of loss experienced not only by the city but also resonating across the entire nation, emphasizing E.T. Mensah's enduring legacy.
She shared heartfelt memories of the late E.T. Mensah, noting that the late E.T. taught her economics during her days at the ‘IB’ highlighting the long-standing acquaintance between her and the late ET Mensah.
She recalled their shared days in parliament, where she observed E.T. Mensah's commitment as he consistently arrived early, even during the opposition period of the NDC adding that his unwavering dedication was a testament to his patriotism, inspiring her to forge a closer bond with him, seeking his invaluable advice in various aspects of her endeavours.
She said the connection between them deepened over time, citing how she recently engaged in a profound and extensive conversation with him regarding the planning of the AMA 125th Anniversary Celebration.
"I recall our days in parliament, ET will come very early even though the NDC was in opposition... This gesture depicted his patriotism and because of that, I decided to get closer and seek his advice in all I do... I recently had a lengthy healthy discussion with him about our 125-anniversary celebration, " she said.
" He loves everybody, and is always happy with smiles," she added.
The Presiding Member of the AMA, Hon. Alfred Adjei said a tribute about the late E.T Mensah could not be written without the mention of his 10 experiences as the Mayor of Accra adding that plans had been put in place to submit a tribute from the Assembly.
The Mayor later signed the book of condolences on behalf of members and staff of the AMA and donated boxes of mineral water, and cartons of assorted alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
The late E.T. Mensah was born on 17 May 1946 and comes from Prampram in the Greater Accra Region Ghana.
He schooled at the SNAPS College of Accountancy, which he completed in 1968, and had his RSA III in 1970. He became a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants in 1986 and worked at the University of Ghana, Legon as an Accounting Officer.
As a Member of Parliament, the late ET Mensah held the seat for two decades. He lost the NDC parliamentary primaries to Sam Nartey George, bringing an end to his 20-year stay in parliament and lost his chance to stand for MP in the 2016 elections.
He also served as Ghana’s first Sports Minister in the Fourth Republic, under former President Jerry John Rawlings from 1993 to 2001.
Hon Mensah was married with seven children.