Lawyer Nana Akenten Appiah–Menka Founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former Minister of State in the Second Republic has passed on.
It is unclear what caused the sudden demise of the octogenarian politician who played a key role in the political activities of the NPP in the Ashanti Region leading to 2016 election of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr Appiah Menka was an industrialist whose company, Appiah Menka Complex Limited, produced the Apino soap.
A lawyer by profession, he was a Minister of State in the Second Republic and a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP ).
He was a member of the Constitution Review Commission which was established by the Mills administration.
Mr Appiah Menka is also the Chairman of the Ashanti Oil Mills, Appiah Menka Complex Limited and Appiah Menka Plantations.
He is also the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the NPP in the Ashanti Region.
He was a prod product of Abuakwa State College in Eastern Region.