Government has issued a brief statement confirming the passing away of Dr P.V. Obeng on Saturday.
The statement signed by Mahama Ayariga, Minister for Information and Media Relations, said “Mr Obeng passed away this afternoon after being taken ill suddenly”.
Dr. Paul Victor Obeng was the Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission and senior advisor to President John Mahama.
He died Saturday at a hospital in Accra after he reportedly collapsed at the Agape Filling Station at Spintex Road.
Below is the unedited release from government:
DEATH OF ING. SIR P. V. OBENG
It is with deep sorrow and profound regret that government announces the sudden death of Ing. Sir Paul Victor Obeng, the Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission and Senior Presidential Advisor.
Mr Obeng passed away this afternoon after being taken ill suddenly.
Government extends its heart-felt condolences to his wife, children and family.
MAHAMA AYARIGA (MP)
Minister for Information & Media Relations (17th May 2014)
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