The Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Hon Helen Adjoa Ntoso has urged Ghanaian politicians and public servants to emulate the humble character of late Mrs. Dzifa Attivor, whilst in public office.
According to her, the late Minister of Transport’s decision to voluntarily resign during the controversial Bus Branding scandal made her an outstanding politician with exceptional humility and should be emulated by every Ghanaian.
Hon Helen Ntoso made these comments while contributing to a statement made by the Deputy Minority Leader, Hon James Klutse Avedzi, in memory of the late Transport Minister in Parliament on Friday, February 18, 2022.
“Mr. Speaker, the name Dzifa literally means, one at Peace. She was a Peaceful woman, and she was good at funds raising, very good at organizing campaign programmes. Because she was truly a woman of peace when there was this controversial Bus Branding in 2015, which of cause was as a result of a contract she awarded for bus branding of 116 Metro Mass Transit Buses, the amount was about GHS3.6 million. Because she didn’t want this to continue in the country, she humbly resigned and I hope by what she did politicians will emulate her good example.
“Dzifa left a good legacy. She will forever be remembered for the good works she has done. I pray that the good Lord will receive her in His bosom and give her eternal peace,” Hon Ntoso eulogized Dzifa Attivor.
Similarly, the MP for Effia and Minister for State Enterprise, Hon Joseph Cudjoe, said even though he did not have any close working relation with Dzifa Aku, he became interested in knowing her after observing how she gives response to issues in the media.
The MP added that the late Dzifa Attivor also left a certain principle of humility when the heat of the controversial bus branding issue came into the media, saying, “we saw her and how she quietly resigned in order not to leave room for her been fire by the appointing authority.
“It shows us that in our daily life when we are been hunted in our political carrier or anything of that sort, we should simply give way,” the MP stated.
Mr. Cudjoe joined hands and eulogized the late former Transport Minister and urged Ghanaians, especially politicians the need to emulate her life.
Other MPs including Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Wisdom Kobby Mensah Woyome and Benjamin Kpodo, took turns to pay a glowing tribute to the former Minister and stateswoman describing her as a woman who has the heart to accommodate everyone who comes into his life.
Dzifa Attivor passed away last year in November 2021 after a protracted illness.
Before her passing, she served as deputy transport minister and subsequently as a substantive minister under late President Evans Atta Mills and former President John Mahama from 2008 to December 2015, respectively.
Dzifa Ativor is credited with some monumental infrastructure achievements under her watch as the transport minister, which includes the Ho airport, Airport terminal 3, and some expansion works at the Takoradi Harbor, among others.
She was 65 years and left behind 3 children and 2 others.
Members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) described her loss as a big blow to the party.
They said Dzifa Aku was someone with a good sense of party organization and succeeded in all spheres except her unsuccessful attempts at elected political positions.
She was laid to rest on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at her home town Abutia-Teti after funeral services in the Ho West Municipality of the Volta Region.
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