The remains of the late former Ghanaian Sports Minister, Enoch Teye Mensah, have arrived at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as hundreds gather to mourn in a sombre moment of remembrance.
It comes exactly ten days after his death in South Africa.
The solemn event was marked by the presence of esteemed officials from the Ghana Football Association (GFA), political party representatives, state officials, and the bereaved family, all joining hands to receive his remains.
The arrival of his mortal remains on Tuesday night evoked a sense of deep loss and nostalgia among those present. As a passionate leader, ET Mensah’s influence extended far beyond the sports arena, with his work transcending political boundaries and leaving a lasting impact on Ghanaian society.
Representatives from various political parties paid their respects, acknowledging the immense contributions of ET Mensah throughout his political career. State officials, including prominent sports personalities, expressed their condolences and highlighted his unwavering commitment to the betterment of Ghanaian sports.
Members of the Ghana Football Association, particularly, gathered to honour the legacy of ET Mensah, recognising his pivotal role in shaping football governance and policy in the country. His tireless efforts to create opportunities for players, coaches, and administrators alike will forever be remembered as a testament to his determination and vision.
ET Mensah, whose contributions to Ghana’s sports landscape are commendable, left an indelible mark on the nation’s sporting history as he remains the longest-serving sports minister of the country.
He 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.
As the bereaved family stood united in their grief over their man, who died at 77, the solemnity of the occasion served as a poignant reminder of the immeasurable loss they had suffered.