Presidential Advisor, Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor Dies From Covid-19

Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffuor, a founder member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been reported dead from Covid-19.

He died this Thursday morning, 21st January, 2021 in Kumasi after battling Covid-19 complications according to multiple sources.

He is believed to have had a number of underlying conditions before being struck by the deadly coronavirus disease days ago.

Dr. Tuffuor is former National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme under the Kuffuor administration.

Dr Amoako Tuffour was also a presidential advisor in President Akufo-Addo’s first term and the brain behind the National School Feeding Programme.

If this is anything to go by, his death adds to the growing list of prominent personalities in Ghana killed, it joins a shorter one of NPP members reported to have died from the virus.

Since the first two cases were recorded in the country in March 2020, the Ghana Health Service says the country has recorded about 358 deaths.

Over the weekend, some 10 Ghanaians were alleged to have died from the virus including a teacher at the Ghana International School.

On Monday, January 18, 2021, death of the National Security Coordinator at the Presidency, Joshua Kyeremeh was also reported.

Mr. Kyeremeh was said to have died of kidney complications at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, where he was being treated for Covid-19.

Again, the Associate Director of Students Life and Engagement at Ashesi University, Frances Awua-Kyerematen, passed away due to Covid-19 complications on the afternoon of January 15.

She was battling Covid-19, few days after celebrating her birthday.

Also, renowned journalist, political commentator and Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, lost his brother to the virus.

Nanabanyin Pratt is reported to have died from coronavirus complications on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

 

By: Sarah Aba Brew

 

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