The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed shock and grief over the death of Mr Appiah Akenten Menka, a founding father of the governing party. “As a mark of respect in honour of his memory, the NPP directs that all party flags in the respective regions and constituencies should be flown at half-mast for the next seven days,” a statement issued by acting General Secretary John Boadu stated on Wednesday, February 14.

Mr Menka died on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at the age of 84 and the party says it commiserates first and foremost “with his immediate family and friends, the Ashanti Regional party and the rest of the nation for such incalculable loss. We stand with the family in these difficult times and would provide them the needed support as deserving of a hero”.

Mr Menka who was a private legal practitioner and businessman is also known for producing the popular Appino soap.

He was a member of the Constitution Review Commission which was established by the Mills administration.

Mr Appiah Menka is also the Chairman of the Ashanti Oil Mills, Appiah Menka Complex Limited and Appiah Menka Plantations.

He is also the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the NPP in the Ashanti Region.

Below is the statement by the NPP :

PRESS RELEASE

?NPP MOURNS

The NPP is utterly shocked and saddened by the demise of the venerable Appiah Akenten Menka, a founding father of the party and Chairman of the party’s Council of Elders in the Ashanti Region.

Undoubtedly, the legendary contributions of the Late Private Legal Practitioner and business tycoon, both financially and otherwise, to the fortunes of the NPP, cannot be overemphasised. We have indeed lost a father and a mentor.

The party commiserates first and foremost, with his immediate family and friends, the Ashanti Regional party and the rest of the nation for such incalculable loss. We stand with the family in these difficult times and would provide them the needed support as deserving of a hero.

As a mark of respect in honour of his memory, the NPP directs that all party flags in the respective regions and constituencies should be flown at half-mast for the next seven days.

May the soul of our dearly departed find rest in God’s bosom and May the family he left behind and indeed all of us find the fortitude to bear this great loss.

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