National Women’s Organiser of the NDC, Dr Hanna Bisiw, has said she is devastated by the death of Ama Benyiwa Doe.
Doe, a former National Women’s Organiser of the NDC and a former Central Regional Minister died on Sunday, September 19,2021.
The vociferous politician served as National Democratic Congress MP for Gomoa West from 1992 to 2004.
Eulogising her in a statement, Dr Bisiw who said her role model’s demise has drenched her in sorrow indicated that Madam Benyiwa Doe was reliable at all times.
“Hon Benyiwa Doe was reliable to a fault. She was supportive and strong behind the women’s wing while active,” Dr Bisiw said.
“When she fell sick, Madam Doe still monitored our activities and shared her opinion concerning the NDC whenever necessary,” she added.
Below is her statement;
NDC WOMEN’S WING MOURNS AMA BENYIWA DOE
I drenched in deep sorrow after receiving the news of the unfortunate passing to eternity, a mom, friend and comrade, Hon Ama Benyiwa Doe.
The NDC, especially the women’s wing, is not only grieving at the passing of a tremendous individual but also shocked because we were hoping to see her back on her feet, after falling ill.
Hon Benyiwa Doe was reliable to a fault.
She was supportive and strong behind the women’s wing while active. When she fell sick, Madam Doe still monitored our activities and shared her opinion concerning the NDC whenever necessary .
We have, indeed, lost an icon. We have lost a courageous woman, a goal-getter and a valued comrade who was not only valour but a social justice advocate.
The venerable Ama Benyiwa Doe made a significant contribution to the National Democratic Congress, the women’s wing, her country, Ghana, and was an inspiration to a lot of women across the globe.
We can’t also fail to acknowledge her substantial contribution to the country’s development as a Member of Parliament for Gomoa West Constituency.
As a national Women’s Organiser of the great NDC and a Minister in charge of the Central Region, Madam Benyiwa Doe upheld the principles of democracy and went on to dazzle as a member of the Council of State.
Mummy, I promise on behalf of the women’s wing of the NDC to uphold the flame that you lit for women of this country, the great Akatamanso family, our beloved country and the African continent at large.
The women’s wing of NDC sincerely sympathise with the bereaved family.
Just as our elders said, a mighty oak tree has fallen, denying us the shed of comfort on Sunny days.
Mama, da yie! May God keep you till we meet again.
Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw
National women’s organizer-NDC