Ghana’s former Minister of Youth and Sports, Enoch Teye Mensah, has died at the age of 77.
Mr. Mensah, who also served as a Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency, died at a hospital in South Africa, where he was receiving treatment, reports indicate.
He was the longest-serving Sports Minister for the country, having held the position for the terms served by late ex-President Jerry John Rawling
Honourable E.T. Mensah also served as Minister of Education and Minister of Employment and Social Welfare during the government of the National Democratic Congress. He was also a member of the Council of State after leaving Parliament in 2016.
He is revered for playing a significant role in Ghana’s sports during the 1990s, when the youth national teams excelled globally.
Under his tenure, the Black Starlet won the 1991 and 1995 FIFA U17 World Cups.
His death comes just hours after the announcement of the country’s former First Lady Theresa Kufour, who died at 87.