“Ama Benyiwa Doe was a gender activist and champion of women’s rights”, John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has taken to Twitter to mourn Ama Benyiwa Doe stating she was not only a politician but also a gender activist and champion of women’s rights.



“Ama Benyiwa Doe was not only a politician, but also a gender activist and champion of women’s rights”, he wrote.

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Mr. Mahama said he received with deep sadness the news of the demise of Ama Benyiwa Doe, who he said was one of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) most inspirational icons” who served the party and the nation.

“I have received with deep sadness, news of the demise of one of the most inspirational icons to have served our party, the NDC, and this great nation”, he stated.

 

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“She was an embodiment of limitless courage, commitment and passion for service. May her soul rest in eternal glory”, Mr. Mahama concluded.



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Ama Benyiwa Doe died in Tema this morning, Sunday 19th September, 2021 at age 71.

She was appointed by the late President John Atta Mills as Central Regional Minister and accordingly served in that capacity from 2009 to 2012.

She was a member of the council of State under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration (from 2013 to 2017).

She served as the MP for Gomoa West constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from 1992 to 2004. She lost the seat to New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Joe Kingsley Hackman in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections.



She worked as a Central Regional Women Organizer for the NDC and later the National Women Organizer. The hardworking and fearless Ama Benyiwa Doe also worked as a communicator for the party representing and defending the party on various media platforms, radio and television.

Below is Mr. Mahama’s tweet;

 

 

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