President John Mahama has expressed worry and sadness at the number of deaths of high profile personalities in Ghana this month.

Listing the number of persons who have lost their lives in the month of March, the President mentioned, the Ministry of Defence's Chief Director, A. Fuseini, renowned comedian, Bob Okala, DCOP Awuni and Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.

In a tweet on Sunday, President Mahama said: "Sad month. March has taken a great toll. MoD Chief Dir A. Fuseini, B Okala, DCOP Awuni & now J. Obetsebi Lamptey. Deepest condolences."

Tributes have been pouring in for the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey who was a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a past National Chairman for the party.

He died in London in the early hours of Sunday.

The flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo in his tribute said he will "immensely" miss his friend.

Ex-President John Kufuor on his part urged the members of the NPP to let the death of Jake foster unity and reconciliation in his honour.

Former President John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings in a joint statement prayed for God's strength for Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey's family.

Ghanaians on social media have also been expressing their condolence to the family of the late NPP stalwart.