Felix Owusu-Adjapong, a stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former Majority Leader, has passed away at the age of 79. The exact circumstances surrounding his demise remain shrouded in mystery, with no immediate details available.
The news of Mr. Owusu-Adjapong’s passing was officially confirmed by Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh, who took to his social media platform on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, to share the sorrowful news with the nation.
In his announcement, Annoh-Dompreh not only acknowledged the significant contributions of the late Felix Owusu-Adjapong to Ghanaian politics but also extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong born February 13, 1944, was MP for Akyem Swedru of the Eastern Region. He was also a former Minister for Energy.
Owusu-Agyapong was a member of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Parliament of Ghana.
He was first elected Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru in the 1996 Ghanaian general elections with a total of 15,824 making 45.30% of the total valid votes cast that year.
He was re-elected in the 2000 Ghanaian general elections with a majority of 14,614 making 56.80% of the votes cast. In February 2001, he was appointed Minister for Transport and Communications and in April 2003 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
In the 2004 general elections, he was elected again as Member of Parliament with a majority vote of 21,048 making 66.94% of the total votes polled that year.
In 2007, he resigned his ministerial position to make an unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination of the NPP.
He did not contest his parliamentary constituency at the 2008 General Elections, and Joseph Ampomah Bosompem won it for the NPP with a majority of 8,469.
In June 2008, he was appointed Minister of Energy, holding the post until the end of John Agykum Kufuor’s government in January 2009.