Information reaching xorlali.com indicates that Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffour, a founder member of the New Patriotic Party has died this morning Thursday, 21st January 2021 in Kumasi. According to sources, he died of covid -19.
He is believed to have had a number of underlying conditions before being struck by the deadly coronavirus disease days ago.
Dr. Amoako Tuffour is the former National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme under the Kuffuor administration and also the presidential advisor in President Akufo-Addo’s first term.
Dr. Tuffour was the brain behind the National School Feeding Programme and was tapped to lead it.
On Monday, January 18, 2021, the death of the National Security Coordinator at the Presidency, Joshua Kyeremeh was also reported. Mr. Kyeremeh was said to have died of kidney complications at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, where he was being treated for Covid-19.
Again, the Associate Director of Students Life and Engagement at Ashesi University, Frances Awua-Kyerematen, passed away due to Covid-19 complications on the afternoon of January 15.
She was battling Covid-19, few days after celebrating her birthday.All these reports come days after President Akufo-Addo warned that he will be forced to re-impose restrictions on movement should the surge in active Covid-19 cases persist.
The President during his latest update to the nation explained that based on detailed investigations, he has arrived at the conclusion that “apart from arriving passengers at our airport who tested positive, the surge in Covid-19 cases is due to people not wearing masks at public gatherings, parties, weddings, end of year office programs, family get-togethers and funerals.”