Former President John Dramani Mahama has signed a book of condolence opened for the late Ama Benyiwa Doe by her family.
Mr. Mahama signed the book of condolence on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
In a statement following her death, Mr. Mahama described the former Member of Parliament who was also a former Central Regional Minister as “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.”
Mr. Mahama was accompanied by a former Chief of Staff, Mr. Julius Debrah, his Special Aide, Madam Joyce Bawa Mogtari, and other top officials from the NDC.
The late Ama Benyiwa Doe was also a former National Women’s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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, “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…She was 73.”