Ghana: E.T. Mensah Launches Book

A book titled:”PNDC-NDC;SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT”, authored by Enoch Teye Mensah, was launched in Accra on Friday.

The book was reviewed by Dr Benjamin Kumbuor and launched by Ambassador Dan Abodakpi both politicians from the PNDC and the NDC era.

The first copy was bought by Nii Tackie Teoko Tsuru II, the Ga Mantse for GH¢10,000.

Mr E.T. Mensah,currently a member of Council of State was a product of the revolution which ousted the Third Republican government and established the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) in 1981.

He later became a Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), an offshoot of the PNDC and served in many ministerial as well as the party’s National Executive portfolios when Ghana was ushered into multi- party democratic dispensation in 1992.

Therefore, the launch of his book attracted an array of old politicians from the PNDC to the NDC era,cadres,the clergy,traditional leaders including the Ga Mantse,Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II and the general public who filled the auditorium of the Accra International Conference Centre.

Addressing the invitees,E. T. Mensah said the book was a strong testimony of the adage which said that: “History has to be made and history has to be told” adding that having been a key part of a certain aspect of the history of Ghana,”I am grateful to God that I have the opportunity to also be the storyteller”.

He said the late President, Jerry John Rawlings in writing the Foreword in the book stated,”This book can only highlight our achievements as a government. The details can be found in the documents residing in the archives of the various Ministries, Agencies, Regional Coordinating Councils,the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and the wider spatial manifestations of the programmes and projects we undertook to develop the country”.