The family of the late Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, a former Member of Parliament for the Tafo-Pankrono Constituency in the Ashanti Region and former Minister of State, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, called on the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to officially notify the Party about the demise of their beloved and the arrangements for his burial and final funeral rites.
Responding to the call and invitation from the family, Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong, General Secretary of the NPP, in a brief statement, intimated that like several other Ghanaians, the leadership of the Party has been devasted by the sad news of the death of Dr. Akoto, and has since been grieving . He recounted the unquantifiable contributions of Dr. Akoto to the NPP and by extension to mother Ghana. He assured the family of the Party’s cooperation to ensure a befitting burial and final funeral rites for the late illustrious Patriot.
Other National Officers of the ruling Party in attendance were: Mr. Haruna Mohammed, Deputy General Secretary; Mr. Joseph Kwayaja, Deputy National Organiser; Hajia Safia Mohammed, Deputy National Women’s Organiser; Hajia Ayesha Yussif, Deputy Nasara Coordinator; Mr. William Yamoah, Director for Finance and Administration; Mr. Kwame Amponsah-Kyeretwie, Director for External Affairs; Dr. Nyame Baafi, Deputy Director for Research; and Dr. Asiedu Kokro, Deputy Director for Communications.
As disclosed by the family, Dr. Akoto Osei will be laid in state at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra on Saturday, April 15, 2023, and buried at the Lashibi Funeral Home on the same day. His final funeral rites will follow later in the day at the Holy Spirit Cathedral. On Sunday, April 16, 2023, a thanksgiving service will come off at the Christ the King Catholic Church-Accra, to show reverence to God for the accomplished life of the deceased.