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Dr Bawumia leads gov’t delegation to final funeral rites late Hon Philip Bosaoh

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has led a government delegation to the final funeral rites of the late Member of Parliament for Kumawu Constituency Philip Atta Basoah in the Ashanti Region.

Some other high profile personalities from the ruling New Patriotic Party NPP and the National Democratic Congress NDC also trooped in to Kumawu to solidarized with the family of the late MP.

Chief of Staff; Frema Akosua Osei Opare,Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Stephen Amoah, Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, among other minister of state were present at the funeral.

The leadership of Parliament lead by the the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, and the Majority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson were also present with some MPs to mourn their late colleague.

Ahead of the burial, the mortal remains of the late MP were laid in state for filing past and reading of tributes at Kumawu on Saturday May 20, 3023.

Thousands of sympathizers who joined the funeral were in tears as the late MP was loved by many in the country.

The first Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Andrew Amaoko Asiamah in an interview with OTEC News Jacob Agyenim Boateng described the late MP as affable and workaholic.

He noted that, the New Patriotic Party NPP and Ghana has lost a huge brain who could’ve done a lot for the country.

He noted that, the sudden demise of the Parliamentarian came to him as a shock.


Born in 1969, the Member of Parliament for the Kumawu constituency in the Ashanti Region, Philip Basoah died on March 27, 2023.

He first came to Parliament in 2017 after winning the 2016 general elections in the Kumawu constituency.

Prior to sailing to Parliament, Mr. Basoah 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.

In the 2016 general elections, he won the parliamentary seat with 21,794 votes making 78.2% of the total votes cast on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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