The family of the late Ekow Kwansah Hayford, the slain New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman today received some donations at the one week celebration at Mankessim in the central Region. The presidency presented cash of GHS50,000 to the family with a promise to further support the widow and children.
The Omanhen of Mankessim Traditional Area, Osagyefo Amanfo Edu VI, on behalf of the four traditional Areas in the Constituency, spoke highly of the late MP and said it would be difficult for him to be replaced.
They presented 20 crates of soft drinks, 20 cartons of water, and cash of GH¢1,000 in support of the funeral.
MPs also presented GH¢13,750 while the MMDCEs and Coordinating Directors also gave out GH¢4,200.
The Party bore the cost of the ceremony and also presented 30 cartons of water, ten crates of soft drinks and GH¢30,000 for the funeral.
The funeral of the late Ekow Kwansah Hayford, the slain New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman had been slated for Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29.
Other individuals, institutions, and agencies such as the CEOs of Ghana, the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly among others took turns to present to the family cash and items towards the final funeral rites.
Mr Hayford, 50, was shot by gunmen who stopped his vehicle on the Abeadze-Dominase–Abeadze-Duadzi– Mankessim road while returning from a campaign trip on Thursday, October 8.