The mortal remains of veteran actor Nii Odoi Mensah arrived safely at the Kotoka International Airport from China on board an Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday afternoon.
The family of the late actor was joined by Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare and members of the Ghana Actors Guild to welcome the body at the Kotoka International Airport.
We would recall that there had been previous 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.
Nii Odoi Mensah passed away on Tuesday, April 12 in China where he had gone for a kidney transplant. Nii Odoi Mensah was an actor and a former President of the Actors Guild. He has starred in several Ghanaian movies with some notable celebrities such as Grace Nortey, Brew Riverson Junior, Victor Lutterodt, and others.
We will not fail to say thanks to our dear President John Mahama for keeping his promise.