The burial of the former member of the Council of State, Ama Benyiwa Doe, will take place on Saturday, 18 December 2021 at Gomoa Abora in the Central Region, the family has announced.
The family made the announcement when they paid a courtesy call on former President John Dramani Mahama at his office in Accra on Wednesday, 24 November 2021.
The visit was to inform Mr Mahama about the funeral arrangements for the former Central Regional Minister.
Former President Mahama described the late Ama Benyiwa Doe as “one of the most inspirational icons to have served our party, the NDC, and this great nation.”
Mr Mahama also noted that 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.”
A former Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr George Blankson, who led the family delegation, revealed that the funeral will take place from Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19 December 2021 at the former Minister’s hometown.
Also present at the meeting was the former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, the NDC’s election 2020 running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
The former Central Regional Minister passed away on Sunday, 19 September 2021 at Tema.
She was 73 years old.
She battled ailments in her dying embers.
She first became an MP for Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region after the 1992 election