Accra, March 12, GNA –
Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic
Congress (NDC), on Tuesday announced the sudden passing of their former
National Chairman, Dr Kwabena Adjei, which occurred at the Greater Accra
Regional Hospital after a short illness.
Mr Asiedu-Nketia said in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency that the Functional Executive Committee has declared a three-day of mourning in memory of the Party’s former Leader.
“During this period all Party flags should fly at half-mast and all party activities suspended. As a consequence, the NEC Meeting and the Induction Ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 has been postponed and a new date will be communicated in due course,” he added.
“On behalf of the Party, the Functional Executive Committee takes this opportunity to convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr Kwabena Adjei. May his gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace.”
Dr Adjei, until his death, was a Member of the Council of Elders of the Party, a Former Member of Parliament for Biakoye Constituency, a Former PNDC Deputy Secretary for Volta Region and Former PNDC Deputy Secretary for Industries, Science and Technology.
He also served as a Former Minister for Lands and Forestry, Former Minister of Food and Agriculture and Former Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Fourth Republic.