The Minister for Education, Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum following the sudden demise of her late mother Obaapanin Yaa Nkrumah popularly known as Yaa Owusuaa has announced the date for the old lady’s one-week observation.
Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah, the Deputy Spokesman for the Education Minister Wednesday told EducationWeb.com.gh the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament on October 16, 2021, will mourn his mother at Jachie in the Ashanti Region.
“The world mourns with Hon. Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum, Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe constituency in the Ashanti Region this Saturday 16th October at Jachie on the passing of his lovely mother,” he said.
Ghana’s Education Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency Friday, September 3, 2021, officially announced the death of Obaapanin Yaa Nkrumah who passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
The Teaching Minister breaking the sad news in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said “My beloved mother gave it all up this afternoon.” The cause of the death of the 96-year-old lady is currently unknown.
The general public, members of his party, the New Patriotic Pary (NPP), staff of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and various agencies under the Ministry have since sent their condolences to the Honourable Minister.
”I’m saddened to hear that the woman whose womb gave us such a brilliant gift is no more. Your mother is our mother,” a social media communicator of the opposition NDC party stated on social media on Friday.
The former Deputy Minister for Education early this year was after his vetting process was appointed as the substantive Minister for Education by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to serve in his second term in government.
Born on April 9, 1964, Mr Yaw Adutwum holds a PhD in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Education Management from The University of La Verne also in California.