Reflecting on Notable Personalities and Celebrities Who Passed Away in 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, a year marked by various controversies, takes a moment to remember some prominent personalities and celebrities who, unfortunately, could not see the year through. These notable individuals include:

  • Mrs. Theresa Kufuor: The wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, a retired nurse and midwife, passed away at age 87 on October 1, 2023.
  • Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo: The renowned poet, playwright, and former Education Minister, who contributed to African literature for over five decades, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2023.
  • Lawyer and human rights activist, Akoto Ampaw: A leading human rights activist and anti-corruption campaigner, he passed away on October 20, 2023, at the age of 52.
  • MP for Kumawu, Philip Basoah: The NPP MP passed away on March 28, 2023, at the age of 53.
  • NDC stalwart Sherry Ayittey: The former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development passed away on July 22, 2023, at the age of 75.
  • NPP stalwart and former Majority Leader, Felix Owusu-Adjapong: A former Minister for Energy, he passed away at an undisclosed date.
  • Former MP for Ningo-Prampram and Council of State member, E.T Mensah: The Council of State member passed away at the age of 77 in South Africa on October 1, 2023.
  • The king and Overlord of Gonja, Prof Tuntunba Boressah: The 90-year-old king, President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, passed away on February 5, 2023.
  • Former GFA Chairman, Alhaji MND Jawula: The former Chairman of the GFA passed away at age 73.
  • Ghanaian footballer, Christian Atsu: The former Chelsea and Newcastle United forward was found dead following an earthquake in Türkiye.
  • Ghanaian football star, Raphael Dwamena: The former Black Stars striker passed away after collapsing on the pitch during a game.
  • Former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Michael Kwabena Ntumy (Rtd.): The former Chairman of The Church of Pentecost passed away at age 65 on December 27, 2023.
  • Ama Busia: The former first vice-chair of the NPP and sister of the late Kofi Abrefa Busia passed away on December 12, 2023, at the age of 87.
  • Renowned Financial Analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford: The outspoken financial analyst passed away at home from kidney failure on December 1, 2023.
  • Former NPP MP for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye: The former legislator passed away at the age of 49 on September 23, 2023, after a short illness.
  • Founder of Resurrection Power New Generation Church, Reverend Anthony Kwadwo Boakye: The popular charismatic preacher passed away on February 21, 2023, after battling a stroke.

As we remember these individuals, their contributions to various fields and their impact on society will be cherished. May their souls rest in peace.

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