The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced with deep sorrow the death of its first Vice National Chairperson, Madam Hawa Yakubu.
In connection with the sad event all party flags at the national headquarters, regional and constituency offices are to fly at half mask.
A press release issued in Accraby the party,said the late Hawa Yakubu was highly regarded within the ranks of the NPP following the overwhelming endorsement she received from delegates at the party's national delegates congress in December, 2005.
The release said a book of condolence had been opened at the party's national headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra, adding that details of funeral arrangements would be jointly announced later by the bereaved family and the party.
In a related development the Accra City Campus of the University of Ghana branch of the Tertiary Education Student Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP has also expressed its regret at the death of Madam Hawa Yakubu.
It described the former MP, who until her death was the first vice-chairperson of the NPP as an illustrious mother of Ghana and of the NPP.
“Indeed it is a blow to mother Ghana, and the 'Iron Lady', as she was affectionately referred to, will forever be remembered in Ghanaian Parliamentary Democracy and in the annals of Ghanaians politics,” a statement signed by the President of the confederacy said.
It said Madam Yakubu contributed her quota not only as an MP, but also as a woman imbued with enough experience in female advocacy and expressed the hope that her loss would not dampen the spirit of her supporters, but would spur the people on to emulate her shinning example.