The Member of parliament for Abetifi constituency in the Eastern Region is reported dead.
The NPP MP, Peter Wiafe Pepera passed away on Saturday at age 62 while on admission at the 37 Hospital in Accra after a short illness.
An industrial consultant by profession, Mr. Peprah was the Managing Director of Paramount Distilleries.
He was a member of the Committee of Privileges, House Committee as well as the Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee of Parliament.
The 62-year old MP was once a minister in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration before joining the NPP in 2001.
Pepera was a Ranking Member on the Trade and Industry Committee in Parliament. He celebrated his 62nd birthday on May 9, and died on May 21.
He becomes the second NPP MP to have died in the Eastern Region, after Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, who was stabbed to death at his home in February.
A press release issued by the Eastern Region NPP secretariat reads:
New Patriotic Party
Eastern Regional Secretariat
HON. PETER WIAFE PEPRAH “PASSES ON”
We have received with deep regret information about the passing of our Honorable Member of Parliament representing the Abetifi Constituency, Peter Wiafe Peprah. He passed away at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness.
We have lost one of our most affable party leaders.
Hon Peter Peprah was a leader whose hallmark was one of seeking a unity of purpose for success for all at all times during his years as a leader of his constituency, the region and at the national level.
Hon Peter Peprah was a leader whose hall mark was one of seeking a unity of purpose for success for all at all times. He was also a great tactician. He endeared himself to everyone and sought to serve Ghana and Abetifi at all times during his constituency, the region and at the national level.
Hon Peprah rightfully touted himself as the number one supporter of Nana Akufo-Addo for President. To this end he did everything within his capacity over the last two national elections up till his unfortunate passing to seek the victory of Nana Akufo-Addo.
We want to assure the good people of the Abetifi Constituency and Kwahu of our prayers and support in these trying times. According to custom and tradition it is the family that will lead in his burial and funeral rites. We will do our bit to bid this our outstanding leader a befitting farewell.
Honourable Peter Wiafe Peprah damirifa due.
Kiston Akomeng Kissi
Regional Chairman, NPP