On March 28, Parliament released a statement titled “Hon. Philip Basoah Passes on,” formally announcing the death of Kumawu Member of Parliament, Philip Atta Basoah. The statement stated that the immediate family of the deceased had confirmed the death and that the House was awaiting official communication.
The statement also recalled an incident that occurred on the previous Friday during a vote on the nomination of Ministers by President Nana Akufo-Addo. Majority Leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu had informed the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, that the MP for Kumawu was unable to attend the session due to illness, and therefore voting could proceed. The statement indicated that the MP had taken ill and passed away on the morning of March 28
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Philip Atta Basoah has passed on. According to the immediate family the sad event occurred at the early hours of this morning Tuesday 28th March 2023 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Last Friday, when the House was voting on the nomination of Ministers by the President, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the Majority Leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu informed the Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban S.K Bagbin, that the MP for Kumawu could not make it to the Chamber therefore voting could proceed.
Information reaching us indicate that the said MP had taken ill, leading to his unfortunate death this morning.
The House awaits the family of the Honourable Member to officially inform the Rt. Hon. Speaker and Members of Parliament about the sudden death of Hon. Basoah and the necessary arrangements.
Delegation from Parliament will subsequently visit the family of the late MP to commiserate with them and all the necessary arrangements will follow thereafter.
May his soul Rest In Peace.