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MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon is dead

Mr. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, is reported dead in the United States, where he was receiving treatment for an illness.

Mr. Agyarko was a Pharmacist by profession and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority from 2001 to 2009.

He was born on 10 December 1957 at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The news of his death has been received with shock and sadness by many Ghanaians across the country.

The MP has invariably been described as a ‘level-headed’ and an ‘affable gentleman’ who was not blinded by partisanship’.

He was serving a second term in Parliament and was the Chairperson of the Environment, Science and Technology Committee. He was also a member of the Government Assurance Committee and the Health Committee.

The Presbyterian, was survived by his wife and seven children.

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