The late Statesman and NPP stalwart, Joseph Henry Mensah, will be laid to rest on Friday August 16, at the new military cemetery.
J.H. Mensah, who died a month ago at the 37 Military Hospital was 89 years old.
A statement signed by the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, said there would be a church service at the Christ the King Parish on Thursday evening at 6:00pm.
The body, according to the statement, will subsequently be laid in State at the Accra International Conference Centre at 6:00am on Friday.
This will be followed by a Memorial Service later in the day. President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia, Former Presidents, Rawlings, Kufuor and Mahama, as well as Members of the Diplomatic Corps, are expected to pay their last respects on Friday.
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BornÂ October 30, 1928, J.H. Mensahâ€™s politicalÂ life serve as Finance Minister under Kofi Busiaâ€™s Progress Party (PP) administration from 1969 to 1972, which was cut short byÂ Ignatius Kutu Acheampongâ€™s coup.
He was also the Senior Minister under President John Kufuor decades later in 2001.
J.H. Mensahâ€™s life in politics began in 1953 when workedÂ as an assistant inspector of taxes.
In 1958, he joined theÂ United NationsÂ Secretariat at the Centre for Development Planning, Projections and Policies.
He returned to Ghana in 1961 to Head the National Planning Commission.
Under his leadership, the National Planning commission drew up and implemented the Seven-Year Development Plan from 1962 to 1969.
In 1969, he was elected to Parliament and became the Minister of Finance until 1972.
AfterÂ Acheampongâ€™s 1972 coup,Â J.H. Mensah was imprisoned under theÂ National Redemption Council (NRC) in 1975.
He was later forced into exile in the early 1980s but still headed a group opposed to theÂ Provisional National Defence CouncilÂ (PNDC) led byÂ Flt. Lt.Â Jerry John Rawlings.
After Ghana entered its Fourth Republic, in 1992, he served on theÂ African Advisory Council of theÂ African Development BankÂ from 1993 to 1997.
In December 1996, J.H. Mensah successfully contested for a parliamentary seat inÂ Sunyani EastÂ District on the ticket of the NPP and served as the Minority Leader in Parliament.
He was re-elected in 2000Â when the NPP assumed the mantle of governance after overÂ three decades in opposition.
J.H. Mensah was born to a father who was in the Gold Coast Civil Service and a mother who was a trader at the Kumasi Central Market.
He was the third of 10 children. He attended St Peterâ€™s Cathedral School, in Kumasi and Achimota School after that.
After Achimota School,Â J.H. Mensah went to the University of Gold Coast, where he studied economics.
He is on record as the first President of the Junior Common Room of the Legon Hall.