Akufo Addo Eulogises Kofi Adda; Says He Will Be Remembered For Diligence
The President, Nana Akufo Addo, has also extended his commiserations to family of former Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda. President Akufo-Addo in a Facebook post said the late Adda will also be missed and will be remembered for his diligence and forthrightness. He thus prayed for God’s strength for all his family in these
difficult times. I am shocked and very saddened by the news of the sudden death of my friend too, the former Minister for Aviation and former Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Hon. Kofi Adda. I also extend my deepest condolences to his wife and the family for their loss and also pray for God’s strength for them in these
difficult times. Kofi Adda will be missed and will also be remembered for his diligence and forthrightness. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen. Mr. Adda who is also the immediate past Member of Parliament for the Navrongo Central constituency in the Upper East Region died on the Wednesday, the October 13, 2021. Tributes
continue to pour in for the late politician. In a Facebook post, Dr. Bawumia said he is saddened by his demise. I have received too with sadness the passing of my elder brother, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, also a former Member of the Parliament for the Navrongo Central and a former Minister of State of the Republic. My condolences to his family and friends on the loss of an industrious patriot, Dr. Bawumia posted.
About Kofi Adda
Joseph Adda was born at Navrongo, the capital of the Kassena-Nankana District in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He had his secondary education at St. John’s School, Sekondi, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in the politics and economics from the Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, the United States, which he attended between 1979 and 1982. Between
1982 and 1984, was at Columbia University, New York, where he studied for a Master’s degree in International Affairs, specializing in Finance and Banking. He went on to get a graduate certificate in African Studies from the same university. In 1989, he also obtained a certificate in the French language and civilization from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France.
Mr. Adda first entered Parliament in 2003 after winning the Navrongo parliamentary seat in a by-election. This was after the death of its sitting MP, John Achuliwor. He subsequently retained the the seat in the 2004 general elections. Mr. Adda served in various capacities under the John Kufuor administration. He was appointed in 2005 as the Minister for Manpower Development and
Employment and later became the Energy Minister in April 2006. In 2008, Joseph Kofi Adda retained his seat when the NPP lost the general elections but lost it in 2012 to Mark Woyongo. He won the seat back in the 2016 election but lost it to Upper East Regional Minister Tangoba Abayage in the NPP’s parliamentary primary ahead of the 2020 election.