A Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Philip Atta Basoah, reportedly died after allegedly slumping.
He passed away early this morning, Tuesday, March 28, according to family sources who confirmed his passing to JoyNews.
He passed away at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital at the age of 53.
Last Friday, March 24, 2023, during a crucial vote to confirm President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees, Basoah had been noticeably absent from Parliament.
Before his room was forcibly opened and he was discovered to have collapsed, neither his Personal Assistant nor anyone close to him knew where he was.
While preparations were being made to fly him out for additional care, he passed away after being taken to the hospital in a coma.
Basoah was in Parliament on Thursday, March 23, to participate in parliamentary work on behalf of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The next day, Friday, was judged important where the Majority and Minority caucuses needed their complete memberships to vote, given their then proclaimed positions to vote en-bloc either for or against the appointments.
Basoah had been absent, along with two other MPs, and frantic efforts by his colleagues to both delay the voting process and to locate him achieved no results.
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