Kumasi Mayor Samuel Pyne has joined the tributes being paid to the late Kumawu MP Philip Basoah who has died aged 53.
The late legislator was taken ill last week and died at about 10 pm on Monday (27 March 2023) while receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Speaking to dailymailgh.com the Kumasi Mayor said he was saddened by the late lawmaker’s death.
“He served as a constituency secretary, and I was the regional secretary. And so I worked with him until he became a Member of Parliament”. He was diligent in whatever he does”, Sam Pyne said as he shared fond memories of the late MP.
“We have lost a hardworking MP and I grieve for the party and the nation as a whole”, he added.
For his part, the former minister of trade Alan Kyerematen described the late Kumawu MP as a selfless person.
“I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of Hon. Philip Basoah, Member of Parliament for the Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region.”
“The late Basoah was a selfless person who endeared himself to the service of humanity and the nation. He will be sorely missed for his enormous contribution to the party and the people of Kumawu,” he said.
“My sincere condolences to his family, his constituents, colleagues in Parliament and the entire NPP family. Rest well in the Lord, Philip,” Kyerematen added.
Philip Basoah was born on 18 November 1969. He hailed from Kumawu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He held a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2000) and also earned a Master’s degree from the Paris Graduate School of Management in 2012.
He earned a medical laboratory scientist’s certificate in 1986, followed by GCE O’ levels in 1991 and A’ levels in 1994.
The late Philip Basoah was the project coordinator for the Ghana Education Service in the Ashanti Region. He also served as the district chief executive for Sekyere East between June 2005 and January 2009, under the aegis of the Ministry of Local Government.