The astute politician and businessman, fondly called PV, was laid in state yesterday after a remembrance mass service had been held for him at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church at Community 2, Tema.
Mourners were allowed to pay their last respects to the former Chairman at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Accra.
In attendance were many state officials including the Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, expressed condolences.
In a touching tribute to him, Reverend Lawrence Tetteh, an international evangelist, said of the deceased, “He’s one person whom I took inspiration from. He was very helpful, very guarding and somebody who related to everybody”
PV Obeng died on May 17, 2014 at the LEKMA Hospital of cardiac arrest after he reportedly collapsed at the Agape Filling Station at the Spintex Road in Accra.
His remains will be moved to Kumasi in preparation for his burial mass which will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Asare Bedian Park, Akrokeri in the Ashanti Region, with a final thanksgiving service taking place on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
PV was instrumental in the organization of the National Economic Forum held at Senchi in the Eastern Region.
He was a Mechanical Engineer and Chairman of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Council.
A politician with long years of service, Mr. Obeng was appointed in 2010, under President John Atta Mills’ administration as Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
Obeng was the Chief Consultant and Chairman of OB Associates, a publicprivate sector consulting firm and Chairman of Ghana Agro and Food Company (GAFCO).
He served as the Chairman of the Committee of Secretaries under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) regime under Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, from 1982–1992.
He also served as Presidential Adviser on Governmental Affairs under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from 1992- 1997.
BY Christiana Mpra Agyei & Rebecca Adwoa SolomonP.
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