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Former Majority Leader and NPP stalwart Felix Owusu-Adjapong passes away at 79

Felix Owusu-Adjapong
Felix Owusu-Adjapong

, Ghana – Felix Owusu-Adjapong, a prominent member of the governing New Patriotic Party () and former Majority Leader, has passed away at the age of 79. The exact circumstances of his death remain unknown.

The news of his passing was confirmed by the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, who expressed his condolences to Owusu-Adjapong's family in a post.

Hon Annoh-Dompreh described the late politician as a “former Majority leader” and extended his heartfelt sympathies.

Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong, born on February 13, 1944, served as the Member of (MP) for Akyem Swedru in the . Additionally, he held the position of Minister for Energy during his political career.

Owusu-Adjapong was a member of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Parliaments of Ghana. He was initially elected as an MP for Akyem Swedru in the 1996 Ghanaian general elections, securing 45.30% of the total valid votes cast that year.

He continued to represent his constituency after re-election in the 2000 Ghanaian general elections, winning 56.80% of the votes.

Throughout his political journey, Owusu-Adjapong held various ministerial positions, including Minister for Transport and Communications in February 2001 and Minister of in April 2003.

In the 2004 general elections, he was re-elected as an MP with a significant majority vote of 66.94%.

In 2007, Owusu-Adjapong resigned from his ministerial role to pursue the presidential nomination of the NPP, although his bid was ultimately unsuccessful.

He did not contest his parliamentary constituency in the 2008 General Elections, with Joseph Ampomah Bosompem winning it for the NPP.

During his political career, he served as the Minister of Energy from June 2008 until the end of John Agykum Kufuor's government in January 2009.

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