Bawumia Shocked By Passing Of Dr Anthony Akoto Osei
The vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia finds the passing of the former Member of Parliament for the Tafo constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, as a “complete shock”.
The announcement of his death was made on the Parliament of Ghana’s official Facebook page yesterday.
The post read, “Former Old Tafo MP, Hon Dr Anthony Akoto Osei passes away. May he rest in peace”, without giving further information.
opemsuo.com however understands he had been ill for a while and passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023.
In a social media post, Dr Bawumia recalled the former Minister of state was doing quite well when he last visited him at his residence a few weeks ago.
“I have heard with shock the passing of Hon. Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, former MP and Minister of the Republic.”
“I paid him a visit just a few weeks ago and was happy that he was doing much better. The news of his passing has therefore come as a complete shock. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away”, he continued.
The veep described him as a “very good” and close friend.
He said he worked closely with him as a Deputy Governor and Vice President of the Republic and added, “his dedication to serving mother Ghana was unpaired and his fidelity to the country’s development was unquestionable.”
He died aged 64.
Dr Osei had his secondary education at the Achimota School and Opoku Ware Senior High School and furthered at Oberlin College in Ohio where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He had a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the American University in the USA. He also graduated from Howard University in 1987 with a PhD in economics.
He spent four terms in Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party after elections in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
He served as deputy minister for Finance and Economic Planning under President John Agyekum Kufour from 2003 but was later appointed substantive Minister.
In 2017, he was appointed the Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation under the Akufo-Addo-led government.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini