The former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jake Obetsebi Lamptey is reported dead. He died on early Sunday morning in London after battling an illness. Bryan Acheamong, a former aide to Jake Obetsebi Lamptey posted on his Facebook wall: “Ghana has lost one fine statesman. RIP.”
This follows social media speculations in December 2015 that Jake had died when indeed he was alive, receiving treatment in South Africa. Jake’s political life From 2005 to July 2007, Obetsebi-Lamptey served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kufuor.
Jake was the second son of Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey a prominent lawyer, politician and member of Ghana’s Big Six.