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Mfantseman MP to be buried Nov. 28

BY: Shirley Asiedu-Addo

The slain Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Mr Ekow Kwansah Hayford, will be laid to rest on November 28, 2020.

His burial will highlight activities between November 27 and 29, 2020, during which period his funeral and related events will be held.

This was announced yesterday when the family of the slain Member of Parliment for Mfantseman and hundreds of empathisers, including political activists, marked the one-week memoriam for the late Mr Kwansah Hayford at Mankessim in the Central Region.

The sombre occasion turned into a virtual funeral session as mourners — clad in black and red — wailed to express their sorrow.

Dignitaries

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, led a delegation of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which included the National Chairman, Mr Freddie Blay; the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Keyerematen; and the Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, to the ceremony.

The General Secretary of the NPP, Mr John Boadu, expressed the condolences of the presidency and the party to the family, saying the tragic loss of the MP was a loss not only to the family, but to the whole  m,y.

Mr Kwansah Hayford was said to have been killed by armed robbers as he returned from a campaign around some local comunities in his constituency.

Mr Boadu called on the police administration to expedite investigations into the incident to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.

He observed that happenings in the constituency since the death of the MP showed how dear he was to his constituents and the relationship he had with them.

He said the donations by the various senior high schools also showed the relationship of the MP with the various institutions, and gave the assurance that the government would support his successor to complete all projects of the late MP, noting that his projects were geared towards the socio-economic advancement of the area.

Mr Boadu appealed to residents and all Ghanaians to provide credible information that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Precious MP

The Omanhen of Mankessim, Osagyefo Amanfo Edu, said the MP was precious to the community, adding that the constituency had lost a vibrant personality who was instrumental in the construction of the Mankessim Market.

He further eulogised the late MP's works, saying he had supported the traditional council in diverse ways, including their council meetings.

The presidency and the party, the Central Regional Coordinating Council and the regional New Patriotic Party also presented items and various cash sums to support the funeral.

The Police Command was also represented by Commissioner of Police Dr George Dampare, who was accompanied by some high ranking police officers to commiserate with the family and the widow,
Mrs Ophelia Hayford, herself a police officer.

The Police Command also presented cash and cartons of water and beverages to the family.