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General News of Sunday, 13 May 2018

Source: Ghananewsagency.org

Former NPP regional minister laid to rest

The Mortal remains of the late Central Regional Minister, Mr Isaac Edumadze, was laid to rest at Ajumako Methodist Cemetery in the Ajumako-Enyan–Essiam District.

The late Regional Minister, who was a Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam for three terms, served under former President Kufuor for six years as Regional Minister.

The late Edumadze, 61, survived by six children and a wife, died on January 8, 2018 after battling ill-health for over two years.

Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia led a high government delegation to the funeral to pay their last respect to the deceased.

On behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President donated 45,000 Ghana cedis and cartons of assorted drinks to the bereaved family.

Other dignitaries were Mrs Frema Osei Opare, the Chief of Staff, Mr Kwadwo Mpiani, a former Chief of Staff, Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo, Senior Minister, Mr John Boadu, Acting General Secretary and the National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Mr Sammy Awuku, National Youth Organiser of the NPP.

The rest were Mr Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minister, and his deputy, Mr Thomas Adjei Baffoe, Mr Sampson Kwaku Boafo, former Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Asamoah Boateng, the Chief Executive Officer of the State Enterprises Commission, and Mr Kweku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport.

Past and present Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives of the NPP were also at the funeral.

Mr Ato Forson, former Deputy Minister of Finance under former President John Dramani Mahama and the Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam as well as regional and constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress were present.

In a sermon, Right Reverend Dr K. Abeka Wilson, the Methodist Bishop of Cape Coast Diocese, said it was bad for people in high offices to involve themselves in corruption, which had become the bane of the country’s economic growth.

He said the late Central Regional Minister devoted his time to serving the Church and the Lord in his lifetime and asked those in high positions not to forget their God.

He called on Ghanaians to love one another and avoid hatred as it is against the tenets of the Holy Scriptures.