NPP MP for Kumawu Constituency Philip Basoah Dies at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Kumawu Constituency, Philip Basoah, has passed away at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
According to sources, the MP had been admitted to the hospital for a serious ailment and unfortunately succumbed to his illness on Monday, March 27.
Hailing from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Basoah was known for his passion for serving his constituents and was admired by many for his dedication to his duties as an MP.
He was also a respected member of the NPP and played a key role in the party’s activities in the Kumawu Constituency.
Basoah’s passing comes just days after he was notably absent from last Friday’s voting on the ministerial nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Along with two other MPs, Basoah was unable to attend the parliamentary session due to health reasons.
His absence was felt by many of his colleagues, who had grown accustomed to his steady presence and unwavering commitment to his duties.
Despite his absence, however, the voting proceeded as planned and the nominees were eventually confirmed by the majority of the MPs in attendance.
The news of Basoah’s passing was confirmed by the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, in a tweet on Tuesday morning.
Annoh-Dompreh expressed his deep condolences to the family of the deceased and described Basoah as a “dedicated and hardworking” MP who will be sorely missed.
The NPP, meanwhile, has also released a statement expressing their sadness at Basoah’s passing and thanking him for his service to the party and the people of Kumawu.
The statement also called on Ghanaians to remember Basoah’s legacy and the many contributions he made to his community.
Funeral arrangements for Basoah have not yet been announced, but it is expected that his passing will be mourned by many in the Kumawu Constituency and beyond.
As news of his death spreads, tributes have begun pouring in from across Ghana, with many praising Basoah for his dedication to his constituents and his unwavering commitment to his duties as an MP.
Despite his passing, Basoah’s legacy is likely to live on, as his many contributions to the people of Kumawu and the NPP will not soon be forgotten.
As the nation mourns the loss of one of its most dedicated public servants, it is clear that Basoah’s memory will continue to inspire and guide generations of Ghanaians to come.