Veteran politician Joseph Henry Mensah, aged 89, has died, myjoyonline.com has confirmed.
J.H Mensah, a Gold Coaster born in October 1928 is a founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party and served in three different ministerial positions under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.
He was a former Minority leader and a Majority leader and held his last top government position in 2005 when he was appointed Senior minister by President Kufuor.
His working experience dates back to 1953 when he was appointed as an Assistant Inspector of Taxes by the colonial administration.
Mr. Mensah served as a member of the African Advisory Council of the African Development Bank (ADB) between 1993 and 1997.
In 1996, he contested the Sunyani East seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party and won in the Parliamentary elections in December 1996 to become an MP. He retained the seat in the 2000 polls.
He was the Minority Leader in Parliament during the Second Parliament of the Fourth Republic.