Basoah was taken ill last week and died at about 10pm on Monday (27 March 2023) while receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Sharing the news on Facebook, Bawumia described the late lawmaker’s death as very painful.
“I express my deepest condolences to the immediate family and Kumawu constituents on the sudden passing of Hon Philip Atta Basoah.
“I visited him this past Saturday and little did I know that it was the last time I would see him alive. This is so painful.
“My prayers are with his family. May Philip’s gentle soul rest in peace,” Bawumia wrote on Facebook.
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For his part, the former minister of trade Alan Kyerematen described the late Kumawu MP as a selfless person.
“I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of Hon. Philip Basoah, Member of Parliament for the Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
“The late Basoah was a selfless person who endeared himself to the service of humanity and the nation. He will be sorely missed for his enormous contribution to the party and the people of Kumawu,” he said.
“My sincere condolences to his family, his constituents, colleagues in Parliament and the entire NPP family. Rest well in the Lord, Philip,” Kyerematen said.
About Philip Basoah
Philip Basoah was born on 18 November 1969. He hailed from Kumawu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He held a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2000) and also earned a Master’s degree from the Paris Graduate School of Management in 2012.
He earned a medical laboratory scientist’s certificate in 1986, followed by GCE O’ levels in 1991 and A’ levels in 1994.
The late Philip Basoah was the project co-ordinator for the Ghana Education Service in the Ashanti Region. He also served as the district chief executive for Sekyere East between June 2005 and January 2009, under the aegis of the Ministry of Local Government.He was previously a tutor at Agogo Senior High School, also in the Ashanti Region.
Philip Basoah was a lifelong member of the NPP.
In the 2016 Ghana general election, he won the Kumawu seat with 21,794 votes (or 78.2% of the total votes cast), against the NDC parliamentary aspirant, Emmanuel William Amoako, who secured 5,899 votes (21.2% of the total vote).
The aspirant running on the ticket of the Convention People’s Party, Opoku Kyei Clifford, won 188 votes, or 0.7% of the vote.
In 2020, Basoah retained the seat with 14,960 votes (51.1% of the total votes cast). The candidate for the NDC, Bernard Opoku Marfo, secured 2,439 votes.