Parliament on Thursday paid glowing tribute to Hon Peter Boakye Ansah, late member of parliament for Ejura-Sekyeredumase in the Ashanti Region, who passed away on 19th July, 2018, describing his demise as a “very great loss” to the country.
The lawmakers praised Ansah, who until his death was a peacemaker among his people in Ashanti and the country.
The Members of Parliament (MPs) were contributing to a tribute read on the floor of Parliament by Alhaji Mohammud Bawa Braimah, the current MP for Ejura-Sekyeredumase.
Hon Bawa described late Ansah as , ” a Peace loving person and a hard working who drive for development in the Constituency.
” Mr Speaker, it is worth mentioning that he ignited the sense of communal spirit in the District and the building housing the Municipal Directorate of Education in Ejura was built under his leadership using communal labour and Internally Generated Funds of the Assembly.”
Hon. Peter Boakye Ansah was the first District Secretary when EJura became district during the PNDC era in 1989.
He was enstooled as Nkosuahene by the then Chief of Ejura traditional council, Nana Kwaku Sarfo of blessed memory.
“In recognizing of his hard work and drive for Development, the Ejura Traditional Council under the Presidency of the late Nana Kwaku Sarfo II, installed him(Ansah) Nkosuohene(development chief) in 1991,” the MP read.
In 1992 when the country opted for multiparty democracy, late Ansah played a pioneering role in the organization of the National Democratic Congress in the Ejura-Sekyeredumase constituency and was later elected to parliament, where he served for two terms, from the 1993- 2001 under the forth Republic.
While in parliament, late Ansah served as Chairman on privilege, Lands and Forestry during the 1st Parliament and served on Food , Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs and Health Committees of parliament until 2001, when he left parliament.
Before his death in July this year, the late former MP chaired a meeting of elders of the NDC in the Ejura-Sekyeredumase constituency to manage the flak out of the recently held constituency elections.”
Hon Bawa said, “the People of Ejura-Sekyeredumase have lost an illustrious son, the NDC has lost a genius and the entire nation have lost a patriot.”
He said, members of the National Democratic Congress would forever remembered him, for his astuteness, gentility and sociability, stressing he was a hard worker and great unifier, who sought the development and peaceful coexistence of all communities in the Constituency, Region and nationwide
Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament,Hon Alban Bagbin said the late Legislator was controlled, measured and one who did not yield to flippancy and was consultative and eager to learn.
He said the greatest tribute to his memory was to ensure that there was peace in his household, his family, constituency and the region.
Other MPs who were in the august House with him , described the late lawmaker as a gentle and candid person who was politically astute and built consensus among both sides of the House.
The late Peter Boakye Ansah was born in 1947 in Sekyeredumase and has since been buried at his hometown Sekyeredumase in the Ejura-Sekyeredumase Constituency.
He would be remembered for the massive development he initiated during his time.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba