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CONFIRMED: Sad News Hits All NPP Members As Former National Chairman Is Dead

CONFIRMED: Sad News Hits All NPP Members As Former National Chairman Is Dead

According to reports, Harona Esseku, a former National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, has died.

He died on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the age of 88, according to reports.

In the Second Republic, Esseku served as Minister of Transport and Communications.

In a brief statement, the Esseku family said, “burial and funeral preparations would be disclosed later,” according to Accra-based Citi FM.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor bestowed the Order of the Star of Ghana on the late Harona Esseku in 2007.

He was married to Janet Esseku, a Ghanaian broadcaster for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

About his Political Career

The late Harona Esseku’s political career started in 1968 when he was elected by the Awutu’s, Effutu’s, Gomoa’s and Agona’s to represent them in the constituent assembly during the drafting of the constitution of the second republic.

He was the founding member of the Progress Party in 1969 and was elected on August 29, that year, to be the MP for Awutu-Effutu-Senya Constituency.

Harona Esseku became the youngest Cabinet Minister in the Busia administration at age 35. He was the Minister for Transport and Communications.

At the onset of the third republic, he became a founding member of the Popular Front Party (PFP) and later a member of the steering committee of the party. In 1992, he was a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and was elected the chairman from 2001 to 2005.


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