From left, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, Nana Addo and Dr. Bawumia at Hon. Owusu Ansah?s funeral
THE MORTAL remains of the departed New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwabre West Constituency in the Ashanti region, Hon. Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu Ansah, has been interred.
The late MP was buried at a cemetery in his hometown, Kwabre Bomso, near Buoho last Saturday.
Hon. Owusu Ansah, a former Ashanti Regional Minister during the NPP administration, died on June 21, 2012, three weeks before his 73rd birthday, after short illness.
Prior to the burial, the late law maker?s body was laid in state at the Hero?s Park at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi for people from all walks of life including MPs, present and ex-government officials, NPP leading members, family, friends and sympathizers of the late MP to pay their last respect.
A church service was then held for the departed MP where various groups including the family, children, parliamentarians, the judiciary, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, NPP and ex-President Kufuor read their tributes to the late politician.
In a tribute read on his behalf, former President Kufuor, described the late Hon. Owusu Ansah as a true son of Ghana who served his country diligently.
He praised the late MP for his humility and respect for all manner of persons, lamenting that his sudden death came as a great blow to him, the NPP and the nation.
The burial service at Kwabre Bomso was followed by the final funeral rites which was attended by NPP flagbearer Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, his running mate Dr. Bawumia, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, NPP National Chairman and other party gurus.
For a moment, the sadness and wailing that had characterized the solemn event seemed to have been forgotten, following the arrival of Nana Akufo Addo and his entourage.
The mourners who were clad in mourning colours were seen displaying their red, white and blue colours to usher in the NPP?s presidential candidate to the funeral grounds.
Nana Akufo Addo and his entourage upon arrival, moved round the event grounds to exchange pleasantries with the gathering, notably the family members of the departed law maker before taking their seats.
The security men detailed at the funeral grounds had a hectic time controlling the charged crowd who were trying to catch a glimpse of Nana Akufo Addo.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi