Just In: Former Education Minister Lee Ocran dead

It has emerged that former Education Minister, Mr Lee Ocran has dead.

Family sources say the former High Commissioner to South Africa passed on in his Accra residence after battling ill health.

A National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart and  former Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro constituency in the Western Region passed on shortly before midnight Thursday.


Lee Ocran served as Minister for Education of Ghana from 2012 to 2013. Ocran was appointed Minister by President John Atta Mills in February 2012 in a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Betty Mould-Iddrisu from the government and the sacking of Martin Amidu.

In 2000 he was Deputy Minister of Environment Science and Technology. Since January 2005 as candidate from the National Democratic Congress, he was Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency until he lost his seat to the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah of the Convention People’s Party in the December 2008 parliamentary election.

In February 2014, Ocran was sworn in as board chairman of the Volta River Authority. On May 13, 2015 he described the Bui Dam as a White Elephant (extravagant but burdensome gift).

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