General News of Friday, 23 November 2018
Son of late Ayawaso West Wuogon MP, Kyeremanteng Agyarko has spoken for the first time about his father and how the news of his death got to him.
Daniel Agyarko, who happens to be his eldest son, acknowledged the outpouring of grief and commiserations witnessed after the news broke of his father’s death.
Many have described late Kyeremanteng Agyarko as humble and objective but his eldest son describes him as a ‘special man’.
Speaking to Accra-based media JoyNews, Daniel Agyarko assured that any plans made for the final funeral rites of the late Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon would be communicated to the many well-wishers.
“We appreciate the love and condolences and thoughts and prayers that have been sent so far. we are mourning the loss of a very special man. we appreciate it. with time we will announce any details to the public, for now, we are just trying to keep each other in good spirit and in good health” eldest son of late Kyeremanteng Agyarko noted.
Boakye Agyarko narrates events leading to his brother’s demise Former Energy Minister and brother of Kyeremateng Agyarko, Boakye Agyarko has told Members of Parliament who called on the family after news broke that the brother died in the United States after a short illness.
He recounts that the late legislator was flown abroad for further care after initial treatment at Kole-Bu hospital.
The former Energy Minister asserted that the condition of his brother kept getting worse until such a time when he was temporarily put on life support before it was removed resulting in his demise.
“On Sunday, he boarded a flight to the US. He began processes for admission at the Yale University Hospital, where our older sister works. One thing led to the other and quickly the situation began to unravel. Within a space of three months, a healthy body has been reduced to a cold body” he narrated.
He continued “the health personnel tried whatever they could. Ghanaian doctors who realized an MP from their country has been admitted owed it a responsibility to salvage the situation. At a point, there was no way his life would be sustained. Knowing how he loved and enjoyed life, we knew very well that it would not have been his wish to be on life support.”
“At midnight on Tuesday, the situation started unraveling quickly again. It stabilizes and unravels again. On Wednesday at dawn, his whole system began to decline, there was nothing to be done except the assistance of his own creator. At about 1: 20pm, the doctors came around and took away the life support. As soon the tube was taken away at around 7pm, he passed” Boakye Agyarko told the delegation.
Late Kyeremanteng Agyarko was a Pharmacist by profession and former Food and Drugs Authority CEO from 2001 to 2009 during the era of Former President Kufuor.
He succeeded current Chief of Staff, Frema Opare as MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon in 2012 and retained the seat in 2016. A position he was duly serving until his demise on November 21, 2018.
He was due to celebrate his 61 birthday on December 10, 2018.