The mortal remains of veteran actor and former president of the Ghana Actors’ Guild, Nii Odoi Mensah arrived safely at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday afternoon from China.
There were several reports that the family of the late actor were unable to bear the cost of bringing his body back to Ghana from China, where he had been receiving treatment for his kidney disease before he passed. President John Dramani Mahama, thus offered to pay all expenses to transport the remains of Nii Odoi Mensah to Ghana.
This was revealed on Monday afternoon April 25, when a government delegation visited the late actor’s residence at Teshie Nuagua in Accra to sympathize with his family. Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare who was leader of the delegation disclosed this to the family:
“When I heard that Odoi Mensah had passed away in China and bringing his remains to Ghana has become a problem, we decided to come to the family and discuss how we can be able to bring his body back home. I also informed the President about the situation andthe President said he can’t allow the remains of a proud son of Ghana to be stuck in China. The President said I should inform the family to wipe away their tears because he would do whatever it takes and pay any amount of money needed to bring Odoi Mensah’s remains to Ghana for a befitting burial”.