‘Her legacy will be celebrated by generations’


Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, has expressed his sadness over the death of Ama Benyiwa-Doe, a stalwart of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a one-time Central Regional Minister.

According to him, the legacy of the former minister will be celebrated by generations yet unborn.

The North Tongu lawmaker made the remark in a post on Twitter.

“Auntie Ama has left an indelible legacy that would be celebrated by generations. I recall her motherly acceptance and phenomenal tutelage when I joined the CJA in 2006.”

“Hers was rare courage and an uncompromising, restless passion for Ghana’s progress. Rest in Glory, our SHERO.”

Former President John Dramani Mahama has also mourned the late Ama Benyiwa-Doe in a Facebook post.

The 2020 Presidential Candidate of the NDC described the late Ama Benyiwa-Doe 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.”



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