Joseph Kofi Adda, former Minister for Aviation

The former Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central and Minister for Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda has died on Thursday dawn at a hospital in Accra after a short ailment.

According to a source close to the family, Mr. Adda died at the Legon Hospital in Accra after he was rushed there at dawn.

“We rushed him to Legon Hospital on Thursday dawn when he complained of sickness but died shortly on arrival at the facility. We will meet there shortly to find the actual cause of  death” a source confirmed.

Adda first became a Member of Parliament in 2003. He won the by-election for the Navrongo Central Constituency after the death of the incumbent, John Achuliwor. He retained his seat in the 2004 parliamentary election.

He was appointed the Minister for Manpower Development and Employment by President  John Agyekum Kuffuor in 2005.

On 28 April 2006, he was moved in a cabinet reshuffle to the position of Minister for Energy.

He was later replaced by Felix Owusu Adjapong as Minister of Energy by President Kuffuor. Kofi Adda retained his seat when the NPP lost the general elections in 2008. He however lost the seat in the 2012 elections to Mark Woyongo

He served as Minister for Aviation in the New Patriotic Part  government under President Akufo-Addo  until January 2021.

He was also a Financial Economist and a Management Consultant.

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