Ghana has lost one of its distinguished leaders, as reports confirm the passing of former Majority Leader and New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, Felix Owusu-Adjapong. This loss occurred on Wednesday, October 4, 2021, following a brief illness.
Felix Owusu-Adjapong represented the Akyem Swedru Constituency in the Eastern region across the Second, Third, and Fourth Parliaments. Notably, he was selected to lead the NPP’s Majority caucus in the Ghanaian Parliament from 2005 to 2008. During his tenure as Majority Leader, he was a fervent advocate for democracy, development, and a dedicated representative for his constituency.
In a remarkable move, Mr. Owusu-Adjapong resigned from government in 2006 while seeking re-election as MP for Akyem Swedru Constituency to participate in the NPP’s presidential primaries in 2007. His presence was felt as one of the notable 17 candidates vying for the flagbearer position ahead of the 2008 presidential elections.
Throughout his career, he served Ghana in various pivotal roles under President John Kufuor’s administration, including as the Minister of Transport and Communications, Minister of Energy, and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. His unwavering commitment to national service and Ghana’s development was truly exceptional.
The passing of Felix Owusu-Adjapong has left not only his family and close associates in mourning but the entire nation as well. His contributions to Ghana’s progress and prosperity have been immeasurable, and his legacy will forever be etched in our memories.
At the age of 79, Felix Owusu-Adjapong has made an indelible mark on Ghana’s political landscape. He will always be remembered for his leadership, dedication to serving the nation, and his tireless efforts towards Ghana’s development. We offer our heartfelt prayers for his soul to find eternal peace, and we hope that his family can find solace in the cherished memories of his exceptional life and service to the nation.Tell me more about Felix Owusu-Adjapong’s political career.