The Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko has been laid to rest at Odumasi Krobo in the Eastern Region.
Hundreds of mourners from all walks of life joined President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to pay their last respect.
The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Zimmerman Congregation, Odumase- Krobo was also attended by the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, MPs’ from both sides of the House, Ministers of state and Members of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) were also there to pay their last respects to the late Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko.
Kyeremanten Agyarko was a pharmacist by profession, and a politician died on November 21, 2018, in a US Hospital.
He was born on December 10, 1957 at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
He had a Bachelor in Pharmacy which he obtained at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the year 1982.
Emmnauel Agyarko worked as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food and Drugs Authority Headquarters in Accra.
Mr. Agarko replaced the current Chief of Staff, Frema Opare as MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in 2012.
He was once the Chief Executive of the Food and Drugs Authority, during President Kufuor’s time in office.
Reading a tribute at her late husband’s burial service, Saturday, Josephine Naana Agyarko, described the late Emmanuel Agyarko as a man full of life and joy, every woman wanted to marry.
“We got married on 4th January 1986, he was a charming and eloquent young pharmacist, every lady wanted to be Brother Emmanuel’s wife,” she said.
According to her, Mr. Agyarko was not just a husband but a man who took a keen interest in everything that went on in his family and her life.
The Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a tribute on behalf of the government of Ghana, said the 61 year old faithfully promoted government’s agenda, highlighting them passionately.
“Kwabena always had a high sense of duty, a calm demeanour, and an infectious sense of humour that endeared him to all his colleagues,” the MP for Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency stated.
“He was the epitome of the astute 21st century politician approved by his sustained conduct that politics can be done effectively without disrespecting each other.”
Though Mr. Kyeremanteng Agyarko has only publicly served under the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) government, under John Agyekum Kufuor, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said:, “He always had his facts right and expressed his positions on policy matters passionately” for the current government.
He was generous at heart and had a beautiful spirit, the minister added.
In Parliament, he served on the Environment, Science and Technology Committee and chaired the Government Assurance Committee, and also served on the Health Committee.
Other tributes were read by his colleagues, and the Deputy Majority Leader Sarah Adwoa Safo.
He was married with seven children.
Photographs by Enoch Norvor