Former Minister of Roads and Transport, Mr Steve Akorli is reported dead after a short illness at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

A family source who confirmed the death to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the former Minister died on Sunday, March 03 after he was rushed there from the Volta Regional Hospital.

The late Steve Akorli was a former Member of Parliament for the then Ho-East (Adaklu-Agotime-Ziope) for 12 years.

A brief from the Akorli family made available to the GNA said funeral arrangements would be announced later.

Mr Akorli was made Minister of Roads and Transport by former President Jerry John Rawlings in 2000.

He went to Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in 1992 and retired voluntarily in 2004.

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