General News of Thursday, 22 November 2018
Having heard of the demise of one of the stalwarts of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), President Akufo-Addo truncated his Eastern Regional tour which was to begin today to visit the home of the late Member of Parliament of Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyerematen Agyarko and commiserate with his family.
The President went in the company of party Chairman Freddy Blay, Trades Minister Alan Kyeremanten, Energy Minister John Peter Amewu, NPP National Organiser Sammy Awuku, among others to officially inquire from the family whether reports of the passing of Mr. Kyerematen Agyarko were true.
Speaking on behalf of the family of the former Food and Drugs Authority Boss, Deputy Information Minister Pius Hadzide welcomed the delegation and confirmed the death to the President and party members.
He stated that Mr. Kyerematen Agyarko took ill and travelled to the United States to recuperate and seek further assistance but took for the worse.
Until his demise Mr. Kyerematen Agyarko was the Member of Parliament of Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
He was a pharmacist, medical doctor, and a politician born on December 10, 1957 at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
He had a Bachelor in Pharmacy which he obtained at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the year 1982.
Emmnauel Agyarko worked as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food and Drugs Authority Headquarters in Accra during the Kufuor Administration.
He was married with seven children.