The Anona and allied families of Cape Coast has called on the Speaker of Parliament, Speaker Alban S. K. Bagbin to formally announce the passing and funeral arrangements of the late John Ernest Ekuban.

The late John Ernest Ekuban was a member of the first Parliament of the Fourth Republic and represented the Cape Coast Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the NDC and served a term from January 7, 1993 – January 6, 1997.

The former law maker also served as the first Central Regional Minister of the Fourth Republic from March, 1993 – May, 1994 and also as the Central Regional Secretary of the PNDC from 1989 – 1992.

Family of late J. E. Ekuban pays courtesy to Speaker Alban Bagbin

Eulogizing him, Speaker Alban Bagbin recounted the late Ekuban’s contributions to literature, which enormously contributed to building his capacity as a young legislator.

He also described the late former legislator as hardworking and a gentle soul who served with humility and love for his constituents and the nation at large.

Family of late J. E. Ekuban pays courtesy to Speaker Alban Bagbin

“He was full of books – some of which I also benefited from in reading some of his books, and, sadly, we are losing all these great brains and men of immense experience at this time,” he said.

“He was not a man of many words and he was so cool, calm and collected and you will not see him being emotional; he took his time in whatever he did. For us we saw him as a father and he always advised us,” he recounted.

Family of late J. E. Ekuban pays courtesy to Speaker Alban Bagbin

Speaker Alban Bagbin promised the family of parliament’s full participation in the funeral arrangements, scheduled for September 16-18, 2021, in Cape Coast.

The family was accompanied by the Central Regional Caucus of Parliament led by Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, MP for Cape Coast South Constituency.