The governing New Patriotic Party has directed all party flags to fly at half-mast as the party mourns the death of Hon Philip Atta Basoah, the Member of Parliament for Kumawu constituency in the Ashanti Region.

The legislator died in the early hours of Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

General Secretary of the NPP, Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong, said the demise of the NPP MP comes as a devastating blow to the grief-stricken NPP, following the passing of Hon. Dr. Anthony Akoto Osel, about a week ago.

Mr. Kodua in a statement said “As a mark of respect in his honour, the NPP directs that all Party flags at its offices across the country, fly at half-mast for the next seven days.”

While commiserating with the Parliament of Ghana, the NPP General Secretary also extended its deepest condolences to the bereaved family, particularly the wife and children, and the good people of Kumawu, for such a great loss.

Justin Kodua described the late Atta Basoah as a longstanding member of the NPP. He deceased MP served as a District Chief Executive of the Sekyere East under the erstwhile John Kufour administration from June 2005 to January 2009.

“Owing to his vast experience as a legislator, Hon. Basoah, was appointed as the Chairman of the Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprise Committee of Parliament. He also served as a member of the Lands and Forestry Committee as well as the Committee on Selection. He was a gentle and astute politician whose contributions to the Party, constituents, and the development of Ghana through his work in Parliament cannot be overemphasized. As a Party, we take solace from his legacy of hard work and dedication to our country” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the late Philip Atta Basoah was elected the Member of Parliament for the Kumawu constituency in 2012 and has since represented his constituents until his demise.

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