Felix Owusu-Adjapong, a veteran of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a former majority leader, has away at the age of 79.
His death’s circumstances are currently unknown.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh posted a confirmation of the former leader of Parliament’s passing on social media.
He used the chance to pay tribute to Felix Owusu and offer his sympathies to his family.
“Deep condolences to the family…Former Majority leader, Hon. Felix Owusu passed on,” Annoh-Dompreh posted.
Deep condolences to the family…
Former Majority leader, Hon. Felix Owusu passed on.. pic.twitter.com/0oQW6tWIUZ
— Hon. Frank Annoh-Dompreh (@FAnnohDompreh) October 4, 2023
Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong, who was born on February 13, 1944, served as the Eastern Region’s MP for Akyem Swedru. He was once the energy minister.
Owusu-Agyapong served in Ghana’s second, third, and fourth legislatures.
With 15,824 votes, or 45.30% of the total valid votes cast in Ghana’s 1996 general election, he was first elected Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru.
In the general elections held in Ghana in 2000, he was re-elected with a majority of 14,614, or 56.80% of the votes cast. He was named Minister of Transport and Communications in February 2001 and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in April 2003.
He was re-elected as a member of parliament in the 2004 general elections with a majority vote of 21,048—66.94% of all the votes cast that year.
He left his ministerial position in 2007 to run unsuccessfully for the NPP’s presidential candidacy.
In the 2008 General Elections, he chose not to run for office, and the NPP’s Joseph Ampomah Bosompem won with a majority of 8,469 votes.
He was appointed energy minister in June 2008 and served in that capacity until the conclusion of John Agykum Kufuor’s administration in January 2009.