Kofi Adda’s death sends shock waves through Navrongo, residents mourn fallen son

Kofi Adda’s death sends shock waves through Navrongo, residents mourn fallen son

The early Thursday, October 14, 2021  morning announcement of Mr Joseph Kofi Adda’s death has left residents of Navrongo in the Upper East region in shock.

Many residents plunged into mourning after hearing the news on Thursday, resulting in a rather emotional atmosphere in Navrongo town, which would otherwise be crowded and raucous on any given day.

According to the Ghana News Agency, the former Aviation Minister has been in Navrongo for the previous three weeks and finally returned to Accra on Wednesday, October 13, without displaying any signs of illness

Hearing the news, an elderly woman who couldn’t believe it fainted while a young man, who appeared befuddled, removed his sandals and began walking barefooted, mourning the death of the former MP.

Close acquaintances said the former Minister had planned to leave the country on Thursday, but death had caught him off guard.

Background

Joseph Kofi Adda is a four-time Member of Parliament for the Navrongo Central constituency in the Upper East region of Ghana. He first entered Ghana’s Parliament in 2003 through a by-election and won the seat for his first full term in 2004. Though the NPP government lost the elections in 2008, Mr Adda retained his seat but lost it in 2012 to Mark Woyongo of the NDC. He would return in 2016 to clinch the seat for the NPP before losing the primaries to contest in the 2020 elections to the then upper East Regional minister, Tangoba Abayage thus exiting parliament when the 7th Parliament of the fourth republic was dissolved on January 7.

Mr Adda who is Financial Economist and a Management Consultant obtained a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, specialising in Finance and Banking and has served in various roles in public services and has been in politics for approximately two decades. He served as Minister for Manpower Development and Employment in 2005 before being appointed Energy Minister in 2006.

He was appointed the Minister of Sanitation under President Akufo-Addo before later being transferred to the Aviation Ministry as the Minister.

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