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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has eulogized Ama Benyiwa Doe, a stalwart of the party who died over the weekend.
Benyiwa-Doe, a one-time Central Regional Minister under the Mills government, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Tema.
The late Chavez as she was affectionately called also served as Deputy Minister for Social Welfare and Employment, and a former member of the Council of State during the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
The party in a statement signed by the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, described her loyalty and commitment to the party as a never-ending inspiration.
The party says it shall together with all stakeholders join hands with the family to honour her memory with a befitting farewell.
“To the older members of the NDC, Auntie Ama was a shining example of conviction, dedication, and hard work around which alone this party was built from grassroots up onto the heights that chalked the victories of nation-building and the cementing of the Social Democratic ideology into the political fabric of Ghana.”
“To the youth, and most especially the young women, she was a bright star whose loyalty and commitment was a never-ending inspiration. Sadly, the Lord who gave her to us and has called her back home.”
Former President John Dramani Mahama took to Facebook to also mourn the late Ama Benyiwa-Doe.
The 2020 Presidential Candidate of the party described the late NDC stalwart as a true gender activist.
“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.”
“She was not only a politician, but also a gender activist and champion of women’s rights. Ama Benyiwa Doe was an embodiment of limitless courage, commitment, and passion for service.”
About Ama Benyiwa-Doe’s death
Ama Benyiwa-Doe, a one-time Central Regional Minister under the Mills government, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Tema.
She died at the age of 73.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe, otherwise known as “Chavez” for her strong political views and courage, is said to have died after a protracted ailment.
Jerry Kissi-Dei Yeboah, the special aide to Ama Benyiwa-Doe and constituency communication officer for Gomoa West told Citi News that, “Auntie Ama has passed. She has not been well for some time. Her health was unstable, and recently she took ill seriously. We did our best to give her the best health care… On Friday, she had to go and rest in her room but after an hour she was uncomfortable, so we had to rush her to the hospital, and she passed on. She was 73.”