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ET Mensah was a remarkable statesman, his shoes will be hard to fill – Cletus Avoka

The Member of Parliament for Zebilla, Cletus Apul Avoka, has emphasized that finding a replacement for ET Mensah would be challenging due to his dedication and effectiveness in public service.

Mr. Mensah, a former Ningo-Prampram MP, had been battling ill-health for some time and passed away in South Africa on October 1.

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Paying tribute to his former colleague, Mr Avoka praised ET Mensah as a politician of high integrity and noted that his boldness and confidence made a significant impact on Ghana’s political landscape.

He expressed his condolences to Mr. Mensah’s family and all those who admired him.

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Mr Avoka also shared memories of their time together in Parliament, highlighting their close working relationship during various government roles.

He described ET Mensah as results-oriented and someone who served the country without any stain on his record.

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Additionally, he mentioned that Mr. Mensah was closely associated with former President Rawlings and excelled in challenging assignments.

“He [ET Mensah] joined us in the second Parliament and the time I got to know him more was in 2009 when he was Chief Whip, and I was Interior Minister. During that time, I called him every morning to find out what was happening in Parliament and when I needed to be in Parliament. I later went to the House as Majority Leader and ET became Minister for Labour Relations, and we became very close when we were brought together to help Mahama on special initiatives as members of the presidential special drive that eventually became the Three Wise Men.”

“He is bold, confident, and results-oriented, and he was very close to Rawlings and one could only be too close to Rawlings when he was good and if there was any difficult job, and you gave it to ET, he would do it well.”

“He spent much of his adult life serving the country and he did so without blemish. He was also abrasive if you were standing in the way of success and so it will be very difficult to find his replacement.”

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