Kyeremanteng Agyarko finally goes to rest on January 26, 2019
The late New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ayawasa West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kwabena Acheampong Kyeremateng Agyarko will be buried on Saturday, January 26 at Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern Region after which his final funeral rites will follow immediately on the same day at the Zimmerman Presbyterian School Park at Odumase-Krobo.
The late MP died on November 21, 2018 at the Yale University Hospital after an ailment from a complication with his ball gladder.
Emmanuel Kwabena Acheampong Kyeremateng Agyarko was born on 10th December 1957 in Kumasi to Kwasi Agyarko of Jamase, Ashanti and Jane Ladza Padi of Odumase-Krobo, both of blessed memory. He was the last born of five children.
Emmanuel began his formal education at Queen Anne’s Day Nursery, Ashanti New Town and from there went on to K.O Methodist Primary School, also in Kumasi for his basic primary education. He was enrolled in the Kwame Nkrumah University Primary School to prepare him for his Common Entrance Examination and upon passing the exams, he went to Prempeh College for his secondary school education. After obtaining his Ordinary level (O level) Certificate, he proceeded to the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC) for his sixth form education where he obtained his Advanced Level Certificate (A levels).
Kwabena gained admission to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study pharmacy. Upon graduating at KNUST, he did his national service at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and taught pharmacology at the nursing school. Kwabena then went on to start and operate his own pharmacy business, VITAPHARMA.
EARLY POLITICAL LIFE
In 1992, like his father, who was a founding member of the UP and CMB Chief Executive under Prime Minister Busia, Kwabena threw himself into politics with passion and vigorous energy. Notwithstanding the negative outcome of the 1992 elections, he stayed in it with devotion, courage and a total commitment to his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In December of 2000, when the New Patriotic Party won, he first served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Narcotic Board, and then as the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Board (now Authority) until 2009.
Kwabena was active also in the politics of lower Manya Krobo. He served on the Municipal Assembly as a Government Appointee from 2005-2006, then as an elected Assembly member for Odumase North from 2006-2010. He was elected the Presiding member for the period 2006-2008.
In 2008, he stood as the Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party for the lower Manya Constituency and lost.