It is uncommon to devote an editorial to the memory of an individual who has passed on. However, today, we are breaking the rule to dedicate our editorial to the late Dr. (Mrs.) Mary Grant, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 88.
We feel a deep loss of one of the most dedicated patriots of the land to devote the editorial in her honour.
The late Dr. Grant, no doubt, is a popular political figure who played various roles in governance and distinguished herself to many Ghanaians.
As an illustrious medical doctor, the late Dr. Grant decided to veer into politics by accepting to join the government of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), as Deputy Minister of Health and Minister of Education and Culture.
She later became a Member of Council of State after endearing herself to the public in her ministerial positions.
No wonder, the Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, described her as “a dedicated patriot and a great woman who served her nation with humility”.
The Vice President, who led a government delegation to commiserate with the bereaved family said she would be remembered for her dedicated service to the nation and someone who distinguished herself as a pillar for national cohesion and development.
“Dr Grant was an “extraordinary woman” whose judgement on national issues was extraordinary and for which reason she becomes the role model of many people who served in government, “ the Vice President noted.
The Times could not agree more with the Vice President. While in government, Dr. Grant brought her humility and calm disposition to bear on governance in a very difficult period for the government and the country.
We remember her for her contribution to national development that has brought the country to where it is today.
Her meaningful contribution would remain with us forever, and we would continue to honour her memory for the legacy she has left behind.
It is our hope that God would grant her a peaceful rest.
Fare thee well, Dr. Mrs. Mary Grant.