Former Sports Minister Mustapha Ahmed dies at 63
Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, the former Minister of Youth and Sports, has passed away at 63 years old. The sad news came on Wednesday, February 7. In response, Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), conveyed the party’s condolences to Dr. Ahmed’s family. He expressed his shock and emphasized Dr. Ahmed’s dedication to Ghana, extending the deepest sympathies on behalf of the NDC.
Dr. Ahmed served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayawaso North Constituency from 2001 to 2016. He was appointed as the Minister of Youth and Sports in March 2015 during his tenure as an MP, replacing Mahama Ayariga. However, Dr. Ahmed was later replaced by Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye in a cabinet reshuffle.
In a separate incident last year, Dr. Ahmed faced legal trouble when he was sentenced to seven days in prison for contempt of court. He had disregarded instructions to avoid a particular plot of land and was consequently fined GH¢12,000.
Update on the burial of Late Maj (Dr) Mustapha Ahmed (Rtd)
The body of the Late Maj (Dr) Mustapha Ahmed (Rtd) is scheduled to arrive in Ghana from India on Saturday 10 February, 2024 at 11:30 am.
The Janaza Salat will take place at Al-Aziz Central Mosque, Burma Camp and burial at the Military Cemetery on Sunday, 11 February, 2024.
Timings for the Janaza Salat and burial would be communicated later.
May Allah have mercy on him and grant him Janatul Firdaus.
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