Reports from multiple media outlets indicate that the the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Philip Basoah has died.
It is unclear what caused the death of the MP who is just 54 years of age.
Philip Basoah came to Parliament in 2017 after he won convincingly in the 2016 elections.
Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, he was a Chief Executive for the Sekyere East District from June 2005 to January 2009 and was also a tutor at the Agogo State College.
Philip was born on November 18, 1969. He hails from Kumawu in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
He had a master’s degree from the Paris graduate school of management in 2012 and also had a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 2000.
He also had his GCE A level in 1994 and his GCE O level in 1991 and his MLSC in 1986.
He was the project coordinator for Ghana Education Service in the Ashanti Region. He was also the District Chief Executive at the Ministry of Local Government for the Sekyere East District from June 2005 to January 2009. He was a tutor at the Agogo Senior High School.
He is a member of NPP and currently the MP for the Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti region. In the 2016 Ghana general elections, he won the parliamentary seat with 21,794 votes making 78.2% of the total votes cast whilst the NDC parliamentary aspirant Emmanuel William Amoako had 5,899 votes making 21.2% of the total votes cast whiles the CPP parliament aspirant Opoku Kyei Clifford had 188 votes making 0.7% of the total votes cast.
In the 2020 Ghana general elections, he won the parliamentary seat with 14,960 votes making 51.1% of the total votes cast whilst the NDC parliamentary aspirant Bernard Opoku Marfo had 2,439 votes making 8.3% of the total votes cast whiles the Independent parliament aspirant Duah Kwaku had 11,698 votes making 40% of the total votes cast and the GUM parliament aspirant Nana Amoako had 174 votes making 0.6% of the total votes cast.