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23 July 2016

State funeral held for late Abetifi MP

Former President kufuor with others at the funeralA state funeral service has been held for the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for the Abetifi Constituency, Peter Wiafe Pepera.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, JH Mensah, Alan Kyeremateng and other stalwarts from the NPP were at the funeral service.

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, his two deputies and other MPs were also present at the ceremony. The remains of the late MP have since been sent to Abetifi where a requiem mass and final burial service will be held tomorrow [Saturday].

Wiafe Pepera died on May 21 at the 37 Military Hospital, where he was on admission. The late lawmaker, who died a fortnight after his 62nd birthday, was once a minister in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration before joining the NPP in 2001.

He was a Ranking Member on the Trade and Industry Committee in Parliament.

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