Asafoanye Odzadan III, a relative of the late former Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament Enoch Teye Mensah has expressed dissatisfaction with the National Democratic Congress (NDC), claiming that the party has failed to adequately honor Mr. Mensah despite his years of dedicated service.
She emphasized that the NDC, as a founding member who worked alongside Nana Konadu and Chairman Jerry (John Rawlings), should have taken the lead in organizing his funeral.
She lamented, however, that this had not been the case.
Asafoanye Odzadan III expressed her dissatisfaction with the party’s handling of the funeral arrangements after formally informing them.
She discussed the disparity between the NDC’s presence during mourning and their absence when the family needed their support in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM on Friday, during the former Education and Sports Minister’s funeral at the State House forecourt.
According to her, the NDC did not actively participate in the family’s mourning and only came to greet them.
She attributed the state burial to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s intervention, claiming that without his involvement, the NDC was uninterested in funeral arrangements.
She claimed that, despite Mr. Mensah’s long association with the NDC, he is only now being honored because of his role as a Council of State member, implying that the party did not adequately honor his legacy.
Enoch Teye Mensah died on October 1, 2023, at the age of 77, in South Africa, after a long illness.