From left: Prof. Mike Ocquaye, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, President Akufo-Addo, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and some NPP leaders. INSET: The remains of the late C.K. Tedam being carried away after the funeral service in Accra.
THE LATE Clement Kubindiwor Tedam, chairman of the
Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), yesterday began
his final journey to his maker.
CK Tedam, who
died on April 26, 2019, aged 93, was a founding member of the party who
epitomised the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition which gave birth to the NPP.
The crème de
la crème of the NPP and government were at the pre-burial mass held for him at
the Martyrs of Uganda Roman Catholic Church at Mamprobi in Accra.
them was President Akufo-Addo who considered CK as a great pillar of the party.
accompanied by his wife Rebecca, together with the Chief of Staff, Frema
Osei-Opare, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye and other government
were Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta; Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah;
Roads Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta and his Deputy, Anthony Karbo; MP Ken
Agyepong; Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen; Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery;
Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; Agric Minister, Dr Owusu
Afriyie Akoto and others.
also was Accra Mayor, Nii Adjei Sowah; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for
Coastal Development Authority, Jerry Ahmed Shaib; National Coordinator for Premix
Fuel, Nii Lante Bannerman; Coordinator for the National Youth Authority (NYA),
and Emmanuel Asigri.
Chairman, Freddy Blay, also led a team of key NPP members including General
Secretary, John Boadu; National Organiser, Sammi Awuku; National Youth
Organiser, Nana Boakye; Nasara Coordinator, Aziz Futa; Treasurer, Abankwa
Yeboah; Member of Council State, Stanley Adjiri-Blankson; Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor
and Papa Owusu-Ankomah.
The mass was presided over by the Catholic Bishop of Accra, Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, while Reverend Father Theodore Quaye gave the sermon. He stressed the need for all to emulate the good example of the late CK Tedam.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent