21 February 2013

Ghana: Parliament Pays Tribute to Ford Kamel

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi, Papa Owusu Ankomah has described the loss of the former MP for Buem, Henry Ford Kamel, which occurred on the 25th of December last year, as a great loss to members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

In paying tributes to the late Henry Ford Kamel on the floor of the House yesterday, Hon. Ankomah stated that the late Kamel was a hardworking, affable and a fine gentleman.

He stressed that the late Hon. Member was never partisan, even though he did belong to a political party. He, however, acknowledged that the late Kamel had proven to be a good leader, during the dispute between the people of Hohoe community and the Muslim caucus in the Volta Region.

The Deputy Majority leader in Parliament, Hon. Alfred Agbesi, also noted that the late member was indeed a fine politician, saying: "God has snatched a special jewel from us".

Adding his voice to the tribute was the MP for Mion, Hon. Alhassan Ahmed Yakubu, who stressed that the late Kamel had lived an exemplary life, and that other MPs ought to emulate him. According to the MP, he had not just lost a colleague and a friend, but also a confidant.

Earlier last week, members of the funeral planning committee had met with the press to officially announce the funeral arrangement of the former MP for Buem and the Volta Regional Minister, the late Henry Ford Kamel.

The funeral committee, Chaired by Mr. Steve Akorli, had brought to the public notice that the body of the late Minister would be moved from the 37 Military Hospital morgue to his residence at Lashibi, near Tema, on the 22nd of this month.

Afte, the body would be brought to the Forecourt of Parliament to enable MPs and other State officials to file past his body.

Mr. Akorli further disclosed that the body will then be moved from Accra on Saturday 23rd, to the Jubilee Park at Ho for interdenominational church service.

And finally, on Sunday 24th to his hometown, Buem, where he would be laid to rest after a thanks giving service.

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