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Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Dies at 83

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Rashid Bawa has died.

According to a report by Asaase Radio in Accra, he passed away in Nigeria on Thursday (14 March).

He is expected to be flown back to Ghana for burial in accordance with Islamic culture.

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Bawa is a Ghanaian politician, diplomat and a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The former MP had previously served as Ghana’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

He was the Member of Parliament for Akan Constituency from 7 January 2001 to 6 January 2005 as an independent candidate.

In June 2017, President Nana Akuffo-Addo named him as Ghana’s high commissioner to Nigeria. He was among eight other distinguished Ghanaians who were named to head various diplomatic Ghanaian mission in the world.

Bawa was an independent candidate in the Third and Fourth Parliaments of the  Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Akan constituency in the then Volta Region.

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He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Akan constituency in the 2000 general elections as an independent candidate.

He is currently the NPP parliamentary candidate for Akan in the Oti Region.

Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have been reacting to his death of Facebook, Below are some of the reactions.

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