The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana in collaboration with the Traditional Council of Commonwealth Hall, the Tertiary Students Confederacy Network (TESCON -UG), the Tertiary Education Network (TEIN) and other stakeholders will today hold a mammoth candle light procession and vigil in honour of the late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko; the former member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
The event, which is scheduled to take place at the frontage of the SRC Union Building at 7pm will assemble scores of grieved students who would converge to express their profound solidarities to the memory of the late legislator. Until his untimely passing, “Honourable Agyarko” as affectionately called carved as niche for himself as a politician of extreme courtesies and admirable conduct among his contemporaries.
He also played a pivotal role in the successes of the Students Representative Council and other student associations and groupings. Aside his abundant generosity, “Honourable Agyarko” also made it a point to dedicate ample time to participate in student activities such as health walks, sanitation campaigns and clean up exercises amongst others. This together with other innumerable gestures made him a notable name amongst students of the University of Ghana.
The late Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, former MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
Speaking to UG File on the late MP’s demise, the SRC President of the University of Ghana; Sylvester Owusu Amoako in a tearful and sober demeanor had this to share :
Honourable was indeed a great father, mentor and inspiration to all of us and I think Ghana and the University of Ghana has lost out on a great man. We didn’t see it coming but I believe God knows best. I entreat all students to come in their numbers as we mourn our hero and mentor. I am extremely sad.
The event will also see the reading of solidarity messages from past student leaders and other representations; and would be interspersed with solemn hymns and interludes from the Jubilee Choir of the University of Ghana.
Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko was a native of Odomase-Krobo in the Eastern region and once served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Board, now Food and Drugs Authority(FDA). He was also the chairperson of the Environment, Science and Technology committee in Parliament and also served on the Government Assurance and Health committees. Honourable Agyarko was also a fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists.
He was the brother of the former minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko and left behind his wife Madam Lydia Alhassan and children.