The Majority in Parliament wore all black clothes having lost their colleague, Philip Basoah.
He was MP for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region and the Chairman of the Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises Committee of Parliament.
Mr Basoah’s death came as a shock to many especially the Caucus, which needed him so much on Friday but was absent due to a sudden illness he suffered.
The Caucus appeared in the chamber devastated and calm and in a mourning mood with little or no words emanating from the Caucus’ side.
Philip Basoah came to Parliament in 2013 and was part of 6th, 7th and 8th Parliaments.
He served on the Lands & Forestry and Committee on Selection before becoming the chairman of the Employment, Social Welfare and Public Enterprises.
Mr Basoah held a Master’s Degree (Human Resource Management) – 2012, B.ED (Education) – 2000, GCE A Level – 1994, GCE O Level – 1991 and MLSC – 1986.
He was also a teacher.
Meanwhile, the House has been paying respect to him.
The speaker ordered for a minute of silence to be observed in his memory and advised that legislators take issues of their health seriously.