President John Dramani Mahama has paid glowing tribute to the memory of the late former Volta Regional Minister and MP for Buem constituency, Henry Ford Kamel.
The President described the late Minister as very hardworking and his death as a big loss not only for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the government but the country as a whole.
The President made the comments when the Chiefs and family members of the late Minister paid a courtesy call on him to announce the final funeral rites of the late Mr. Kamel.
In a solemn mood, President Mahama recounted saying, “during his period as Minister of Volta Region, he carried himself very well, he was admired by all the people and then I worked closely with him when the disturbances took place in Hohoe. That was a defining moment for Ford Kamel. He skills and diplomacy was at play….he had carried out the process of establishing lasting peace by pulling up the committee to enquire into the Hohoe disturbances, working to ensure the rebuilding of the palace and several other things that he was doing and unfortunately, all these did not come to a close before he passed away.”
He further instructed the Chief of Staff to work closely with the family to plan a befitting burial for the late minister.
A family spokesperson, Nana Barimah Kumessy Bonsy announced the details of the burial of dates of the late Ford Kamel.
He said: “The family has agreed that if it will suit the President, on 22nd of February, we will receive the corpse from 37 Military Hospital the 23rd, which is Saturday, the burial will take place at his hometown and the 24th which is Sunday; the thanksgiving service.”
He also commended government for their interventions during their difficult moments saying, “we will like to place on record the way your office quickly dispatched a helicopter to come and convey him from Jasikan when the situation was actually beyond the control of the medical officers over there.”