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Just In: Ama Benyiwa Doe passes away

Former Central Regional Minister and staunch member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ama Benyiwa Doe has died, Starr News has learnt.

She is reported to have died Sunday morning at Tema, where she was receiving treatment after being unwell.

Benyiwa Doe who once served as National Women Organiser for the NDC also served as the MP for Gomoa West from 1992 to 2004.

Ama was first elected into parliament during the December 1992 Ghanaian General Elections as a member of the Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region.

She won again 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 held that position from 2009 to 2012. She was also a former member of the council of State.

She also worked for the National Democratic Congress as national women’s organizer.

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