The funeral arrangements for a veteran actor, Ebenezer Mensah Lartey of Showcase in Ga fame, who died some few months ago, will be held at the Centre for National Culture on Saturday, April 27, 2019, and thence to the Osu Cemetary for burial.
Thanksgiving service will be at the Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church at Adabraka on the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue.
This was made known when a a high powered delegation from the office of the President, paid a visit to his residence to extend their condolences to the family of the late veteran actor.
The delegation, mainly appointees from the Greater Accra Region was led by the Director of Operations at the Presidency, Lord Commey, who signed a book of condolence at the deceased’s residence at Adabraka in Accra.
Other members of the delegation were; Deputy General Secretary, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nii Laryea Squire, a former Minister of Information, Oboshie Sai Cofie, Deputy Minister of Health, Ernestina Naa Ayeley Mensah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ga Central, Dr. Emmanuel Lamptey, MCE, Okaikwei North, Nii Boye Laryea MCE, Nii Adjei Tawiah, Korley Klottey, and Nii Lante Bannerman, of the Premix Council.
The rest were; Managing Director, Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST, George Okley, Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Elizabeth Sackey, the Director of Research of NPP, Korkwei Clottey and Henry Plange, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).
Mr. Commey, after signing the book of condolence on behalf of the delegation, described the veteran actor in Ga Drama, as a national character who deserved state commendation.
He said, in everything the actor did towards the promotion of the Showcase in Ga, it was obvious that he was humble in the way he related to everyone, and deserved a befitting burial.
He assured the family of his involvement in any further arrangement including appealing to the state to assist in his burial. A former MP of Odododiodioo, Jonathan Tackie Commey, who welcomed the delegation on behalf of the family, expressed his appreciation for the support from government.
The late “Ayaaba Mensah’’, as he was affectionately called, also known as “Oketeku Dade” was 91 years.
He left behind a wife , Mrs. Georgina Addo- Lartey, and three children.