Former NPP chairman Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, who tragically passed away last month from leukemia, is set to be buried after a final funeral procession on April 22 this year.
The news was revealed by Nii Lante Otanka II, acting head of Lante Djan We, the clan the late politician hails from.
The family of Obetsebi Lamptey paid a courtesy call on NPP flagbearer Nana Akuffo-Addo, to update him of the plans for the final funeral rights of the late party stalwart.
“The first part of the funeral will be a pre-burial service on April 21, 2016 at the Accra Ridge Church, from 6pm to 10pm. This will be a Celebration of his Life, and in accordance with his wishes, the attire will be ‘Joyful Colours’” Nii Lante said.
“The second part will be a Burial, Funeral and Thanksgiving Service on April 22, 2016, at the forecourt of the State House, and again, in accordance with his wishes, the attire will be white.”
He would then be buried at a private ceremony.
Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, who was campaign manager for the winning NPP run for power in 2000, died in the early hours of March 20 in London where he was seeking medical treatment. He served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations between 2005 and 2007 and also served as Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital (2002–05) and Minister of Information (2001–02). He also served as National Chairman for the party.