Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has paid tribute to the memory of the late vibrant party member, Hon. Ama Banyiwa Doe.
In a Facebook post, sighted by elohaionline.com on his official Facebook page, John Dramani Mahama has expressed deep sadness upon hearing the sudden death of Ama Banyiwa Doe.
“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” – John Dramani Mahama.
The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress continued that, Ana Banyiwa Doe was not only a politician, but also a gender activist and champion of women’s rights. She was an embodiment of limitless courage, commitment and passion for service. May her soul rest in eternal glory.”
Ama Banyiwa Doe, the Former MP for Gomoa West constituency and Central Regional Minister was reported to have kicked the bucket in Sunday morning, September 19, 2021.
She was appointed by the Late President John Evans Fiifi Attah Mills in January 2009 as the Central Regional Minister and served as a Regional Minister from 2009 to 2012.
Ama Benyiwa Doe once served as the National Women’s Organiser of the NDC.
During the 1996 elections, Ama Benyiwa Doe polled 17,504 votes out of the 33,955 valid votes cast, representing 35.60% against Joyce Aidoo, an NPP member who polled 10,866 votes, Samuel Attah-Eyison, who polled 4,827 votes and Oduro Baffoe, an NCP member, who polled 758 votes.
She won in 2000 with 12,995 votes out of the 28,089 valid votes cast, representing 46.30% against Benjamin Kojo Acquah, an NPP member who polled 11,248 votes, Kofi Amissah Essandoh, a CPP member who polled 2,468 votes and Muhammed M. Kassim, an NRP member who also polled 1,378 votes.