PATIENCE SYLVESTER SELORMEY, ABOR
THE MORTAL remains of Fortune Abla Fugar-Avedzi, wife of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu North Constituency and the Deputy Minority leader, Dr James Klutse Avedzi, were laid to rest at the weekend at Abor in the Keta municipality.
Mrs Fugar-Avedzi graduated from the University of Education, Winneba with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education until her demise, she was the headmistress of Afife E.P. Basic School. She was 47.
She left behind Dr Avedzi and five children.
Mourners at the funeral included former President John Dramani Mahama, who led the NDC delegation from Accra, which included Messrs Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman, and Johnson Asidedu Nketia, the General Secretary.
The over 100-member parliamentary delegation was led by Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader, and other mourners included former Ministers Ambassadors, MPs, MMDEs, Auditor-General Mr Dermwlevo, regional party stalwarts, chiefs, the clergy and former Speaker Rt. Hon. Doe Adzaho.
In a tribute, Dr Avedzi said the loss of her wife was a big blow not to only him, but also the NDC and the Ghana Education Service at the time that they were planning how to conduct the 2020 campaign, stressing that with her loss a big vacuum had been created in both the GES and the NDC, stating that the NDC would win the December 7 general elections to honour her memory.
Dr. Avedzi described her not only as a wonderful wife and a mother but also meticulous housekeeper and a homemaker.
Mrs. Fugar-Avedzi was a royal of the Kporzuklu and Atsifo family lineage of Abor and Anyako, a descendant of the Torgbui Kposegee and Torgbui Dordzavudzi stools.
She was also of the Torgbui Letsa Kaba stool in Akatsi Anyyeme. As a former student of Abor Senior High School and Amedzofe College of Education, she was an all-round student who excelled in both academics and co-curricular activities.
Other tributes to her memory came from Parliament, mother, children, Global Evangelical Church (Shalon Chapel) Akatsi, Afife E.P. Basic School, Old Aborscans, Environmental Department Old Students Association of UEW, the NDC and her siblings.
Preaching the sermon on the theme “Seek eternal life for your soul” based on Luke 16:19 – 31” Rev. G.M.K. Kungo exhorted the citizenry, particularly politicians, to eschew parochialism and reposition themselves to serve mankind as was exhibited by the late Mrs. Fugar-Avedzi.
He wondered why Ghana had celebrated her 63rd anniversary of independence but still globe-trotting with calabash in hand begging for alms despite numerous endowed natural resources and stressed that while living, we must change our way of living and our lives to be a determining factor to where we belong and not to serve personal interest.