Ghana's Former Minister of Youth and Sports Enoch Teye Mensah Has Died

Ghana's Former Minister of Youth and Sports Enoch Teye Mensah Has Died

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 2, 2023 at 9:19 AM
  • Enoch Teye Mensah, Ghana's former Sports Minister, has died
  • The astute politician passed away in a hospital in South Africa
  • E.T Mensah was the longest-serving Sports Minister in Ghana

Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Enoch Teye Mensah has sadly passed on at the age of 77.

The veteran politician and former Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Pampram Constituency reportedly died on Sunday evening at a hospital in South Africa, where he was receiving treatment for his illness.

Honourable E.T. Mensah was the longest-serving sports minister in Ghana, assuming the role during the presidency of the late Jerry John Rawlings.

Enoch Teye Mensah, Ghana, Sports Minister, Africa
Ghana's former Sports Minister, Enoch Teye Mensah has sadly passed away. Credit: @ghanasoccernet.
Source: Twitter

Before his passing, he was a member of the Council of State, as reported by

Apart from working as a Sports Minister, he also served as the Minister of Education and subsequently Minister of Employment and Social Welfare.

He spent 20 years in the Parliament of Ghana before he was replaced by current MP, Honourable Sam Nartey George.

Tributes pour in for the late E.T Mensah

Ghanaians have taken to social media to pay their respect to former Sports Minister, E.T. Mensah.

@SannieDaara wrote:

Gutted to hear of the passing of a personal friend of mine Hon. E.T. Mensah - a former sports minister of Ghana. He was firm on his convictions, unafraid to use street tactics and a staunch supporter of Accra Hearts of Oak. RIP Nuumo.

@LinzyAwuni posted:

Rest In Peace, E.T. Mensah, your dedicated service to both Ghana and the Ningo Prampram constituency will always be remembered.

@Oscarnuwati also wrote:

Council of State member and former Ningo-Prampram MP and Former sports minster E.T. Mensah passes On after battling illness. He passed on sadly in South Africa.

@Sir_Benjaminn added:

Former MP for Ningo-Prampram constituency, Hon. E.T. Mensah passed out at age 77. Rest in power.

@AnsongAsamoah posted:

Oh! E.T Mensah is gone too? Rest well, sir.

@Brytneymar wrote:

E T Mensah too has passed on today may his gentle soul rest in peace.

Ghana reveal ambitions of hosting 2038 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana are considering hosting the 2038 FIFA World Cup and could become the second African country to stage the competition.

However, the North African nation Morocco are also reportedly putting in a bid for the 2030 tournament. They will also be facing competition from Saudi Arabia.

According to Ghana's Director of National Development Planning Commission, Dr Nii Moi Thompson, the country has earmarked the hosting of the global event in 15 years' time in line with the nation's developmental plan.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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