Slain Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, Ekow Hayford was on Saturday laid to rest.
President Akufo Addo, his vice Dr Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament and MPs took turns to pay glowing tribute to the MP who was murdered by suspected armed robbers on October 9, 2020.
The late MP was returning from a campaign trip at Dominase to his residence at Mankessim.
The widow Ophelia Hayford who is also the Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency described the late husband as caring and compassionate to humanity.
General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu who read a tribute on behalf of the party said the only befitting tribute is for the constituency to give retain the NPP in power.
Majority Chief Whip Kwasi Ameyaw Cherremeh who read a tribute on behalf of the House described the late MP as diligent and hardworking who put the country and his community ahead of personal interest.
Ekow Kwansah Hayford was sworn in Parliament on January 7, 2017 to begin a 4-year mandate in the legislature but his death meant he could not complete his full term.
He served on the Judiciary, Lands And Forestry as well as the defense and Interior Committees Of Parliament.
Prior to going to Parliament, he was the Manager in charge of Parts Administration at Mantrac Ghana Limited from 2010 to 2013.
He was also the CEO of Modisa Lodge (2012 to 2016).
Before that, he was a D/CPL with the Ghana Police Service from 1993 to 1998.
The late MP was 50 years and was survived by 3 children.