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Regional News Thu, 22 May 2014

GCPP mourns great Ghanaian patriot

The Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) has suggested that the life and contribution of P. V. Obeng should be taught in schools to inspire young people to excellence.

The party says Mr. Obeng had been a patriot, and if the country is going to talk about icons, he was truly an icon.

This was contained in a message by the Chairman and leader of the GCPP, Dr. Henry Lartey, to commiserate with Mr. Obeng’s wife, children, family and friends, the entire membership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Government of Ghana.

“What a shock! I spoke with Mr. P. V. Obeng on Friday at the National Economic Forum,” Dr. Lartey said in his message.

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He explained that there was a lot of Mr. Obeng’s legacy to be emulated as he displayed great courage and conviction in helping to shape and run the political and economic affairs of the nation.

Dr. Lartey said Mr. Obeng, like many Ghanaians, loved football and he remembers seeing him cheer the Black Stars on to victory, especially during the ‘demolition’ of the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Mr. Obeng, a mechanical engineer and Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), died suddenly on Saturday afternoon.

Also a Senior Presidential Advisor, he is said to have died of a suspected asthma or heart attack.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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