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Breaking news: Sekyere Kumawu MP Dead


Information available to indicates that Mr Philip Basoah, Member of Parliament for Sekyere Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region is dead.

Reliable source revealed that the politician has been indisposed for some time now which has led to his untimely departure to the ancestors.

Family sources who confirmed his death to said he died early this morning, Tuesday, March 28.

He died at the age of 53 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Philip Atta Basoah was conspicuously missing in parliament last Friday, March 24, 2023 during a critical vote to confirm ministerial appointees of President Akufo-Addo.

Neither his Personal Assistant nor anyone close to him knew his whereabouts until his room was forcibly opened, only to find him collapsed.

He was rushed to the hospital in comma but passed away while plans were underway to fly him out for further care.

Basoah, in parliament on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), was in Parliament on Thursday, March 23, to participate in parliamentary work.

The next day, Friday, was deemed critical where the Majority and Minority caucuses needed their full members to vote, given their then avowed positions to vote en-bloc either for or against the appointments.

Basoah was missing, along with two other MPs, and frantic efforts by his colleagues to both delay the voting process and to locate him yielded no results.

Voting eventually proceeded, and the results, expected to be split in the middle based on their equal representation, turned out an anti-climax as a good number of the Minority joined their Majority colleagues to vote to approve the appointees.

Source: Ayisah Foster/

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