Sources within the party confirmed the news to citifmonline.com. Bryn Acheamong, a former aide to Jake Obetsebi Lamptey posted on his Facebook wall: “Ghana has lost one fine statesman. RIP.”
Previously Obetsebi-Lamptey was Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital (2002–05) and Minister of Information (2001–02).
He was the National Campaign Manager of the victorious New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in that country.
He resigned his posts in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections.