President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed shock over the death of Hon. Felix Owusu Adjepong, a former Minister of Energy and a three-term Member of Parliament (MP) for Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region.
The stalwart of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a former Majority Leader of Ghana’s parliament died on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at age 79.
President Akufo-Addo in a tribute described him as a man who served his party and the government with distinction and conducted himself with poise and dignity.
“He served the NPP with distinction and conducted himself with poise and dignity. The NPP and Ghana have lost a stalwart servant, but we are hopeful that we shall meet again in heaven”, the President’s tribute read in part.
He added “My wife, Rebecca, the First Lady and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the widow, children, family, to the New Patriotic Party, and to the people of Akyem Swedru, the Eastern Region and Ghana on the loss of this distinguished son of Ghana”
Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong born February 13, 1944, was MP for Akyem Swedru of the Eastern Region. He was also a former Minister for Energy.
Owusu-Agyapong was a member of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Parliament of Ghana
He was first elected Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru in the 1996 Ghanaian general elections with a total of 15,824 making 45.30% of the total valid votes cast that year.
He was re-elected in the 2000 Ghanaian general elections with a majority of 14,614 making 56.80% of the votes cast. In February 2001, he was appointed Minister for Transport and Communications and in April 2003 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
In the 2004 general elections, he was elected again as Member of Parliament with a majority vote of 21,048 making 66.94% of the total votes polled that year.
In 2007, he resigned his ministerial position to make an unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination of the NPP.
He did not contest his parliamentary constituency at the 2008 General Elections, and Joseph Ampomah Bosompem won it for the NPP with a majority of 8,469.
In June 2008, he was appointed Minister of Energy, holding the post until the end of John Agykum Kufuor’s government in January 2009.