The Anona and allied families of Cape Coast yesterday called on the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban S. K. Bagbin, to formally announce the passing and funeral arrangements of the late John Ernest Ekuban.
The late Ekuban was a member of the first Parliament of the Fourth Republic and represented the Cape Coast Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He served from January 7, 1993 – January 6, 1997.
The former lawmaker also served as the first Central Regional Minister of the Fourth Republic from March 1993 – May 1994 and also as the Central Regional Secretary of the PNDC from 1989 – 1992.
Eulogising him, Mr Bagbin described Mr Ekuban as hardworking and a gentle soul who served with humility and love for his constituents and the nation at large.
“He was full of books - some of which I also benefited from in reading and it is very sad that we are losing all these great brains and men of immense experience at this time,” he said.
“He was not a man of many words and he was so cool, calm and collected and you will not see him being emotional; he took his time in whatever he did. For us, we saw him as a father and he always advised us,” he recounted.
Mr Bagbin promised the family of Parliament’s participation in the funeral arrangements which had been scheduled for September 16-18, 2021 in Cape Coast.
The family was accompanied by the Central Regional Caucus of Parliament led by the NDC MP for Cape Coast South, Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan.
Present at the meeting was the Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.