- Dr Bawumia pays tribute to party stalwart, Appiah-Menka
- The NPP founding member passed on February 13, 2018
- The vice president was in Kumasi for his one-week observance
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia led the New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegation that attend the one-week memorial of late party stalwart and a founding father, Mr Akenten Appiah-Menka.
“I am deeply saddened by his loss and pray the almighty God to grant him peaceful rest. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family. Nana due!” Dr Bawumia later posted on his Facebook wall after the event in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
Mahamadu Bawumia eulogized the late lawyer Akenten Appiah Menka, saying the celebrated industrialist was an amazing patriot.
He also noted that Appiah Menka served Ghana faithfully as a minister of state in the second Republic.
Mr Menka was a private legal practitioner and businessman. He is popularly also known for producing the popular Appino soap in the 80s.
He was a member of the Constitution Review Commission which was established by the Mills administration.
Mr Appiah Menka is 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.
He died on February 13, 2018 at the age of 84.
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