BREAKING: Ama Benyiwa Doe is dead

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MyNewsGh.com has confirmed the death of a popular National Democratic Congress stalwart in the Central Region Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe.

She passed on in the early hours of today, Sunday, the 19th of September, 2021.

Tributes have been pouring in for her across the country from the rank and file of the NDC party which she served loyally in various capacities.

Her last portfolio was as a Regional Minister under the John Mahama administration.

She was originally christened Comfort Saah and hails from Gomoa West in the Central Region of Ghana.

Benyiwa Doe was well-known for her combative defence of the NDC in the media during its heady opposition days under late John Evans Atta Mills.

Profile of Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe

Ama Benyiwa Doe, born in 1950, attended L.A Middle School where she obtained her GCE Ordinary Level certificate. She then proceeded to Accra Workers College where she obtained her GCE Advance Level certificate before advancing to M.I Kaliun School where she obtained her Diploma degree.

She was first elected into parliament during the December 1992 Ghanaian General Elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress as a member of the Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region.

During the 1996 elections, she 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 in Ghana, she became a Regional Minister of State on January 2009 to 2012 for the Central Region of Ghana. She was also a former member of the council of State.

Ama occupied the seat as a member of parliament for the Gomoa West Constituency from 1992 until 2004 where she was defeated by Joe Kingsley Hackman of the New Patriotic Party in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections with a total votes cast of 23,663 representing 63.20% of the total votes over her (Ama), with her total votes cast as 12,165 representing 32.50% of the total votes.

Other opponents; Joseph Assan Sackey of the Convention Peoples Party who polled 863 votes representing 2.30% of the total votes cast, Muhammed Mutawakil Kassim of the National Reform Party who had 533 votes representing 2.30% of the total votes cast and John Thompson of the Great Consolidated Popular Party who also polled 216 votes representing 0.60% the total votes cast. She continued to work for the National Democratic Congress as national women’s organizer before her further elevation by John Mahama.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/2021

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