Former Central Regional Minister, Hon. Ama Benyiwa Doe reported dead

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

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

Tributes have been pouring in from the majority of the party for the late minister.

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“Sad to hear of your passing. You were one of the rocks of the NDC. You paid your dues and we won’t disappoint you. RIP Hon. Ama Benyiwa Doe,” the 2020 parliamentary candidate for Oforikrom, Henry Osei Akoto, wrote on twitter.


Hon. Benyiwa Doe comes from Gomoa West in the Central Region of Ghana and was brought into the world in 1950.

She was an individual from parliament for the third Parliament of the fourth Republic of Ghana on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Gomoa West voting demographic, in this manner represented the seat from 1992 until 2004.

During the 1996 races, she surveyed 17,504 votes out of the 33,955 legitimate votes cast addressing 35.60% against Joyce Aidoo a NPP part who surveyed 10,866 votes, Samuel Attah-Eyison who surveyed 4,827 votes and Oduro Baffoe, a NCP part, who surveyed 758 votes.

She won in 2000 with 12,995 votes out of the 28,089 substantial votes cast addressing 46.30% against Benjamin Kojo Acquah, a NPP part who surveyed 11,248 votes, Kofi Amissah Essandoh, a CPP part who surveyed 2,468 votes and Muhammed M. Kassim, a NRP part who likewise surveyed 1,378 votes.

She was selected by President Mills in January 2009 to 2012 as the Central Regional Minister in Ghana.

Ama occupied the seat as an individual from parliament for the Gomoa West Constituency from 1992 until 2004 where she was crushed by Joe Kingsley Hackman of the New Patriotic Party in the 2004 Ghanaian general decisions with a complete votes cast of 23,663 addressing 63.20% of the absolute votes over her (Ama), with her all out votes cast as 12,165 addressing 32.50% of the all out votes.

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