President Akufo-Addo has expressed sorrow at the passing of Enoch Teye (ET) Mensah, a former member of parliament for Ningo-Prampram.
He claims to have lost a close buddy.
Akufo-Addo recalled their time in Parliament, which started in January 1997, in a tribute posted on Facebook.
The President said that despite belonging to opposing political parties, they were close friends from that point on.
“The death of a friend of long standing brings up so many emotions: grief, sense of loss, sadness, reflections on friendship, reminiscences on a generation, the stark reality of mortality, the prospects of eternity, and the presence of the living God. These feelings are fully present in me when I contemplate the sad passing of Enoch Teye Mensah,” he mourned.
President Akufo-Addo went on to describe the late Council of State member as a warm, generous, gregarious man with a keen intellect and wonderful sense of humour.
“In his element, you could find no better company, and was a good source of advice for me as President of the Republic. I have lost a good friend,” he eulogised.
ET Mensah died on Sunday in South Africa, where he was receiving medical care.
The deceased, who served in several political portfolios, was 77.