President Akufo-Addo has eulogised the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumawu, Philip Basoah.
The President says Mr Basoah’s death has shocked him since he expected his health to turn for the better.
According to him, he is thus saddened by his demise as he was a devoted member of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, March 28, Nana Akufo-Addo extended his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
He added that Mr Basoah’s death is a loss to the entire nation and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“I have been shocked and saddened by the news of the tragic death of the Member of Parliament for Kumawu, Hon Philip Basoah. All of us in the NPP were hopeful his health condition would take a turn for the better, but, alas, our ways are not God’s ways, neither are our thoughts.
“I had the opportunity of knowing Hon. Basoah quite well, and, in that time, he proved to be a devoted adherent of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition, who never wavered in the belief that the NPP was the only political party that had the welfare of the country at heart.
“Indeed, he comes from a family with a long history of public service not only to the people of Kumawu, but also to Mother Ghana. He will be missed by all those who knew and met him,” he posted.
Mr Basoah was confirmed dead in the early hours of Tuesday, March 28 according to a family source.
He died at the age of 53 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Mr Philip Basoah was born on Tuesday, November 18, 1969.
The former MP was one of three MPs who were absent from Parliament on Friday, March 24, during the voting of some six new Ministers appointed by President Akufo-Addo.
The late Mr Basoah was a member of the sixth and seventh Parliament.
Before being an MP, he was a Chief Executive for the Sekyere East District from June 2005 to January 2009 and was also a Tutor at the Agogo State College.
Until his death, Basoah was the Chairman of the Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises Committee of Parliament.
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