Wednesday evening ended on a sad note following news that the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, has passed on.
The 61-year-old is reported to have died in the United States (US), where he had been on admission for some time.
The lawmaker was reportedly battling with an illness and had been admitted at the Ridge Hospital in Accra before being sent abroad after his condition stabilised.
News of the MP’s death have sparked tributes from far and near, with many sending words of commiseration to his family.
Despite being a quiet politician, the late Kyeremateng Agyarko was an accomplished and distinguished man in whatever he did.
Here are four things you may not have known about the late MP:
1. He was the younger brother of Boakye Agyarko
The late Kyeremateng Agyarko was actually the younger brother of former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko.
Although Boagye Agyarko is the more popular among the two, the latter also made his name after being voted into Parliament.
In fact, some people often get confused it differentiating between the two brothers due to their semblance.
2. He joined Parliament in 2012
The late Kyeremateng Agyarko is not a novice to politics as he has been with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for some time now.
He, however, first entered Parliament in 2012 as MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon when he succeeded the current Chief of Staff, Frema Opare.
He went on to successfully retain the seat during the 2016 elections.
3. He was a trained pharmacist
Another thing many people do not know about the late Kyeremateng Agyarko is that he was a trained pharmacist.
He also once served on the committee of Environment, Science and Technology, as well as the Government Assurance Committee and the Health Committee.
4. He was CEO of FDA
The late MP once served as the Chief Executive of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) due to his knowledge in the sector.
This was between 2001 and 2009 under the John Agyekum Kufour administration.
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