Veteran politician, Ama Benyiwa-Doe will be missed-Townfolk

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Does Ama Benyiwa do it?

Residents of Gomoa Abora, the hometown of veteran politician and founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Madame Ama Benyiwa Doe, expressed shock at her passing, saying she will be sadly missed.

Information gathered indicates that she had been ill for some time and was undergoing treatment at Tema but was called by her manufacturer on Sunday morning.

A visit to his hometown on Sunday morning by the Ghanaian News Agency saw the family home empty with people going about their normal duties in the city.

Some community members told the GNA that the head of the family and the elders have visited Tema and are patiently awaiting their return.

They said until “Ebusuapanyin” confirms it, they will not take the news seriously since they saw it on social media.

Kofi Mensah, a taxi driver, said his death would be a big blow to him as she was his mentor and advisor and a very strong woman who was a role model for young women.

He said that as the queen mother of Gomoa Abora, the city, through her, moved from a hill that was part of their ancestral land to its current location, about 800 meters from Ankamu Junction.

Madame Benyiwa-Doe was regional minister of the Center from 2009 to 2012, national organizer of women of the NDC, and was also elected MP for Gomoa West for two terms (1992 and 2004).

According to the community, she was a selfless mother, committed to the development of Abora and the overall development of Gomoa West, adding that she had facilitated the construction of the only school in town and the road to Ankamu. Junction to the city and also periodically motivated teachers to prepare children for a better future.

They further stated that, as custom required, they were waiting for their head of household to officially announce his death to the community and to all of Gomoa West.

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