One-time Central Regional Minister under the Mills government, Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has died. Citi News sources say she died in the early hours of Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Tema.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe, otherwise known as Chavez for her strong political views and courage, is said to have died at age 73 after a protracted ailment according to her aide.
Jerry Kissi-Dei Yeboah, the special aide to Ama Benyiwa-Doe and constituency communication officer for Gomoa West told Citi News that, “yes, Auntie Ama has passed. She has not been well for sometime. She will be on and off and recently she took ill seriously and we did our best to give her the best health care… Yesterday [Friday], she had to go and rest in her room but after an hour she was uncomfortable so we had to rush her to the hospital and passed. She was 73.”
On records, Ama Benyiwa-Doe was first elected into Parliament during the December 1992 general elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress as MP for the Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region.
Although she hasn’t been active in politics for quite some time, she continued to work behind the scenes for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).