Speaker declares Kumawu seat vacant

Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has declared the Kumawu Constituency as vacant.

This follows the demise of Member of Parliament Philip Basoah.

Philip Basoah died on Tuesday, March 28 after a short illness.

He was said to have been in Parliament a week earlier, participating in proceedings of the House.

“This is so tragic. Hon. Basoah you were so active just last week in Parliament,” tweeted colleague MP Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor.

“Very calm & focused yet very active, especially on the Public Accounts Committee where you & I serve. Fare thee well, my brother. My deepest condolences to your family & Constituents. You served well.”

On Friday, March 31, before the legislature proceeded on recess, Speaker Bagbin declared the seat vacant, informing the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) on initiating preparations to conduct a bye-election for constituents.

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