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A former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region, Felix Owusu-Adjapong has died.
The Majority Chief Whip and Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, confirmed the news on Twitter on Wednesday, October 4.
The former Majority Leader was 79.
Details about his death, however remain unknown
Sharing a photo of Mr Owusu-Adjapong, Annoh-Dompreh extended condolences to his family.
“Deep condolences to the family… The former majority leader, Hon. Felix Owusu, passed on,” Annoh-Dompreh tweeted.
The deceased served as a Minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration. He was first elected in 1996 and was a member of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Parliaments.
In 2007, Mr. Owusu-Adjapong resigned his ministerial position to contest the NPP presidential race, but was unsuccessful.
However, he did not contest the parliamentary election in the 2008 general elections, and Joseph Ampomah Bosompem won it for the NPP.
In June 2008, he was appointed Minister of Energy and held the post until the end of Kufuor’s administration in January 2009.