Parliaments’ late Jones Kugblenu laid to rest

The former director of Public Affairs in Parliament, Jones Kugblenu has been laid to rest today September 26, 2015 in the presence of some Members of Parliament, parliamentary press corps, friends in the media and his family.

A pre-burial service was held for him at the forecourt of parliament house in Accra yesterday. The first deputy speaker of parliament, Ebo Barton Oduro, described his death as an irreplaceable loss.

Family members, staff of the parliamentary service, members and leaders of parliament and the clergy gathered to receive the remains of the late Jones Kugblenu.

A delegation from the family symbolically handed over the body to the leadership of parliament who in turn returned it to the family for burial to proceed.

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ebo Barton Oduro who eulogised him, said his absence will be deeply felt

The principal assistant clerk to parliament, Ebenezer Djietror, described him as a brother who would be fondly missed for his gentle demeanour.

The late Jones Kugblenu passed on, on Tuesday August 25 in the United Kingdom where he was reportedly receiving treatment and was scheduled to return to Ghana after being discharged.

He assumed office as the first public affairs director of parliament in April 2003 and was at post till his death.

The body will be buried at Ada. He left behind a wife and two children. He was 54 years


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