Vice-Admiral E.O. Owusu-Ansah, appointed caretaker Defence Minister by the Mills Administration, has been reported dead!

Vice-Admiral E.O. Owusu-Ansah was one-time Chief of Naval Staff (Oct 1996 – Mar 2001) and served in the army for 37 years. He was appointed into the Defence position on January 8, 2009, barely 24 hours after the new administration took office.

His appointment came along with those of Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni as Interior Minister and Brigadier-General Nunoo Mensah as National Security Adviser among others.

Until his recent appointment, Vice-Admiral Owusu-Ansah was a close confidant of former President Rawlings and was regularly in the latter’s entourage during his nationwide campaign tour for Election 2008.

Sources indicate Owusu-Ansah died early Sunday.

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