Former Greater Accra Minister, Ismael Ashitey is reported dead at the Tema General Hospital after a short illness.
Sources say he recently returned from the United States after seeking treatment for undisclosed ailment.
He was appointed by President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo in January 2017 and was approved by the Parliament in February 2017.
Ismael Ashitey was born on 20 November 1954. He attended the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. From the institute, he obtained an Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership.
Ismael Ashitey is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. Ismael Ashitey has served as the Member of Parliament for the Tema East Constituency in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th parliaments of the 4th republic of Ghana. This span over the period of 7 January 2001 to 6 January 2009.
He was eyeing to become the National Chairman of the NPP in the coming elections of the party.