The family of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Buem constituency, who was also the Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Ford Kamel, yesterday officially announced the death of their brother to Parliament and also made known the date for his interment.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Jasikan, Nana Barimma Kumessy Bonsy, who led the10-member delegation to the august House, including the widow and father of the late Regional Minister, announced February 22, 201, as the funeral date of their deceased brother.
According to the family, the said event would be held at Jasikan, hometown of the late Member of Parliament.
The family brought with them two bottles of schnapps and a letter addressed to the House, as custom demands. They were received on behalf of the House by the Speaker and leadership of the House.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho in a brief comment described the late Ford Kamel as a fried and a brother, with whom he worked closely in all aspect of life.
"He is one of the finest politicians in Volta Region. We might not understand what happen now but at the right time, God will reveal to us why. I want to assure you the family that the House is with you. I'm speechless but what happened to Ford can happen to any of us here," he lamented.
On his part, the Minority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu also described the late Ford Kamel as very gentle and a personification of humility, saying "good things don't last long", he intoned.
The Majority Leader, Hon. Benjamin Kunbuor emphasized that the death of the late Kamel was a shared lost to the MPs and not just his families. "He certainly has made his contribution to this country," he eulogized the late MP.
On the 25th of December Ghana witnessed another loss of a renowned politician, Ford Kamel, who was reported to have collapsed in the early hours of the day and was rushed to Jasikan government hospital where he passed on.
In another development the leadership of Parliament has cautioned members of the Parliamentary Corps to be circumspect and responsible in their reportage on matters of the House and that of the country as a whole.
At a short interaction with the media caucus of the House, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House urged the members to get closer to them and any of the MPs on issues that needed further clarification before going to press.
The leaders added that with the coming into effect of the sixth Parliament, journalists should focus more on national developmental issues rather than minor flops that would give the general public wrong image of the House.
"We depend on you the media to carry out whatever we do here to the general public, but occasionally we do slip,which is the nature of human beings. Your principal agenda here is on national issues - we have weeks, months and years - so let's work together in this enterprise of national development", Hon. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu stated.