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Flags to fly at half-mast in honour of Ama Busia – NPP

Source The Ghana Report

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has directed that party flags in offices across the country be flown at half-mast for the next seven days in honour of the late Ama Busia.

In a statement signed and issued by the party’s National Chairman, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, on Wednesday, December 13, the party extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the nation.

“The Party extends its heartfelt condolences to the Busia family and also commiserates with the rest of the nation for the painful loss of this illustrious citizen of our land”.

“May the soul of our dearly departed find comfort in God’s bosom, and may the family she left behind and, indeed, all of us in the Party and beyond find fortitude to bear this great loss,” the statement added.

Profile of Ama Busia

Madam Ama Busia, the former first Vice Chairperson of the NPP and sister of the late Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Ghanaian prime minister, died on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 87.

Until her demise, she was a member of the NPP Council of Elders due to the commendable role she played during the formation of the NPP.

She is known for her protests and political criticisms against the Acheampong government.

As a local member and activist for the party, Ama Busia was arrested seven times, and records indicate that she was detained for 90 days during her last arrest.

Ama Busia lost her father at age six and lost her mother at age 13. She had a challenging life before becoming successful through education.

The emergence of the Northern People’s Party by Dombo, which later joined forces with Danquah and Busia, gave birth to the current New Patriotic Party (NPP).

During that time, Ama Busia joined the founding members’ team, placing the then-PNDC government on its toes.

When the New Patriotic Party NPP won power with John Agyekum Kufuor in 2000, Ama Busia became a Council of State member.

As a political figure and a strong member of the NPP, she once occupied the first and third national vice chairperson positions of the New Patriotic Party.

Ama Busia had her primary education at Wenchi Methodist School and Methodist Middle Girls’ School in Kumasi. She was trained as a teacher at the Komenda Training College.

In 1959, she went into exile in London with her brother, Kofi Abrefa Busia, and there she studied Institutional Management and Catering at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

 

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