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NPP FLAGS GO HALF MAST FOR APPIAH MENKA

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The New Patriotic Party has directed that all party flags in the respective regions and constituencies should be flown at half-mast for the next seven days following the demise of its founding member and Chairman of the party's Council of Elders in the Ashanti Region, Akenten Appiah Menka.

The New Patriotic Party has directed that all party flags in the respective regions and constituencies should be flown at half-mast for the next seven days following the demise of its founding member and Chairman of the party's Council of Elders in the Ashanti Region, Akenten Appiah Menka.

 

The veteran politician had been battling an illness for some time now until his demise Tuesday night.

The private legal practitioner and businessman is known for producing the infamous Appino soap and also served as a Minister of State in the Kofi Abrefa Busia-led administration in the Second Republic.

He played a key role in the NPP’s 2016 campaign. He was a member of the Constitution Review Commission which was established by the Mills administration.

Mr Appiah Menka was also the Chairman of the Ashanti Oil Mills, Appiah Menka Complex Limited and Appiah Menka Plantations. He was also the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the NPP in the Ashanti Region.

The NPP in a statement signed by its acting General Secretary, John Boadu, said it was “shocked and saddened by the demise of the venerable Appiah Akenten Menka, a founding father of the party and Chairman of the party's Council of Elders in the Ashanti Region.”

The statement observed that the legendary contributions of the Late Private Legal Practitioner and business tycoon, both financially and otherwise, to the fortunes of the NPP, cannot be overemphasized, adding, “We have indeed lost a father and a mentor.”

“The party commiserates first and foremost, with his immediate family and friends, the Ashanti Regional party and the rest of the nation for such incalculable loss. We stand with the family in these difficult times and would provide them the needed support as deserving of a hero,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has commiserated with the family of Mr Appiah AkentenMenka, describing the death of the former Minister as a “great shock”.

Dr Bawumia indicated in a Facebook post on Wednesday, that: “I received with great shock the death of Lawyer Akenten Appiah Menka, a great member of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition.

He was truly an amazing Patriot. He served Ghana faithfully as a minister of state in the second Republic and as a member of the Constitution Review Committee under President Mills. Nana Appiah Menka was also an industrialist whose company, Appiah Menka Complex Limited, produced the Apino soap.

Indeed, GHANA has lost a great Statesman and Leader. May his gentle soul find a peaceful rest in the bosom of the Almighty God. Thank you sir for the mark you left on humanity.”