Sad news reaching GhanaXtra.Com is that former Minister under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama’s administration, Madam Dzifa Aku Ativor has passed away.
The death of Madam Dzifa Aku Ativvor, a stalwart of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) in the Volta Region has shocked the rank and file of the party.
Details of her death remain sketchy but this portal understands that she passed away early Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Accra after a short illness.
Already, tributes have started pouring in on various social media platforms from among the rank and file of the party who are saddened by her demise.
Dzifa Ativor was born on February 22, 1956, in the Volta region.
She attended the Evangelical Presbyterian Primary School at Abutia Teti between 1960 and 1970. She later attended the Peki Secondary School and the Kpedze Secondary School, both in the Volta Region of Ghana between 1970 and 1975.
Dzifa Ativor was trained at the Government Secretarial School qualifying as a Stenographer Secretary in 1981. She later obtained a Secretarial Silver Diploma from Pitman College, UK.
Her graduate qualifications are from the American Century University where she obtained a B.Sc. in Administration in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management in 2012.
Dzifa Ativor worked with the Bank of Ghana from 1976 to 2003 as a research clerk and then as a Personal Assistant to three successive Deputy Governors.
She also became the Personal Assistant to the head of treasury in charge of all general office administrative work in the same bank.
She was the founder of a Non-Governmental Organization named “Dedefund”.
She contested the Ho–West constituency primaries in 2008 but lost. She was however appointed Deputy Minister for Transport by President John Atta Mills from 2009 to January 2012. After John Dramani Mahama became President, she was appointed the substantive Minister for Transport.
She is a Christian and a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana. She left three children. (Profile culled from Wikipedia)