Ama Benyiwa Doe passes away

A former Central Regional Minister and ex-member of the Council of State, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has died.

She reportedly died in Tema on the morning of Sunday, September 19, 2021.

The 71-year-old was a Member of Parliament from 1992 until 2004, on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Gomoa West constituency.

Madam Doe was first elected into Parliament during the December 1992 Ghanaian General Elections as a member of the Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region.

She won again in 2000 with 12,995 votes out of the 28,089 valid votes cast representing 46.30% against Benjamin Kojo Acquah, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate who polled 11,248 votes.

Ama was nominated by President John Evans Mills in January 2009 as the Central Regional Minister in Ghana. She held that position from 2009 to 2012. She was also a former member of the council of State.

She also worked for the National Democratic Congress as national women’s organizer.

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