NPP elder Appiah Menka dies

NPP elder Appiah Menka dies

A founding member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Appiah Akenten Menka, has been reported dead.

According to reports on social media, the NPP elder died on Tuesday, February 13, though his family remains quiet.

The late Appiah Menka, aged 84, is popularly known as the face of local soap manufacturing companies with his Apino Soap.

NPP Elder Appiah Menka has died

Nana Akenten Appiah Menka

After training and practicing as lawyer for sometime, Appiah Menka, who was initially an activist of the CPP, joined the UP tradition.

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He served as a Minister of State in the Second Republic under Prime Minister K.A. Busia.

In 1992, he is reported to have sponsored the NPP's presidential candidate, the late Professor Albert Adu Boahene.

This led the NDC's J.J. Rawlings to start a negative campaign against the Apino soap and other products from Mr Appiah Menka's company.

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In recent times, he served on the Constitution Review Commission which was established by the Mills administration.

Apart his Appiah Menka Complex which produced the Apino soap, the Mr Appiah Menka was also the Chairman of the Ashanti Oil Mills and Appiah Menka Plantations.

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