Former President, John Dramani Mahama has paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the late party stalwart, Ama Banyiwa Doe.
Taking to Facebook, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer in the 2020 elections wrote, “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. May her soul rest in eternal glory.”
The former MP for Gomoa West and Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, is reported to have passed on, Sunday morning.
She was 71 years old.
Born Comfort Saah, 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.
Ama was nominated by President Mills in January 2009 as the Central Regional Minister, and she became a Regional Minister from 2009 to 2012.