The Ghanaian political landscape mourns the loss of former Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, who reportedly passed away on Wednesday, February 7.
The retired major, known for his significant contributions to both politics and sports, served as the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso North Constituency from 2001 to 2016.
Dr. Ahmed’s tenure as Minister of Youth and Sports under President John Dramani Mahama’s administration in March 2015 marked a pivotal moment in his career.
Despite later being replaced by Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye in a cabinet reshuffle, his impact on youth empowerment and sports development in Ghana remained noteworthy.
In addition to his political career, Dr. Ahmed made headlines last year due to a legal dispute resulting in a seven-day prison sentence for contempt of court. The incident involved trespassing on land he was instructed to avoid, resulting in a GH¢12,000 fine imposed by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe.
Despite this controversy, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to public service and his efforts to advance sports and youth initiatives in Ghana. His legacy will endure through the countless lives he influenced throughout his lifetime.