‘He got a stroke in his room and died instantly’ – Nana Akomea reveals cause of Kumawu MP’s death
The reason for the sudden and unexpected death of Philip Atta Basoah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region, has been revealed by Nana Akomea, CEO of the State Transport Corporation (STC).
During Tuesday morning’s “kokrokoo” show on Peace FM, Nana Akomea disclosed that the late MP had experienced a stroke.
“Just last Friday, we got information that he got a stroke,” Nana Akomea said. “Unfortunately, he lives alone, so around 9:30 am, his driver, who was in his house to take him to Parliament, wasn’t hearing from him, so, together with some people, they broke his door since it was locked and found him almost in a coma.”
The 53-year-old member of parliament was absent last Friday during a critical vote to approve President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial positions.
His absence had been noticed, but little had been thought of it. Preparations were made to transport him abroad for additional medical care when he passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March 28.
Hon. Basoah’s colleagues in the house of representatives, as well as Ghanaians in general, were shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Hon.
Basoah was a dedicated public worker and a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He was well-known for his commitment to his constituents and his efforts to improve their lives.
His passing is a significant loss for both the Kumawu community and the country as a whole.
The NPP has ordered that its flags fly at half-mast for seven days in honor of this great man’s loyal service while the nation mourns the loss of him and his party.
The people of Kumawu have lost a champion, and the entire nation has lost a devoted public servant who was dedicated to making Ghana a better place.
It is hoped that his legacy will continue to inspire others to follow in his footsteps and work tirelessly to improve the lives of Ghanaians.