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Member of NPP’s “Council of Elders”, Ama Busia, dead @87

The former first Vice Chairperson of the New Patriotic Party and sister of the late Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Ghanaian prime minister, has died. Madam Ama Busia who until her passing, was a member of the NPP Council of Elders, is said to have died today, Tuesday, 12 December 2023 after a short illness.

Confirming the death of Ama Busia to Asaase News, the son of Ama Busia, Dr Obeng Busia said his mother died peacefully in her hospital bed at the Nyaho Medical Centre in the early hours of Tuesday, 12 December 2023), at the age of 87.

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Ama Busia is one of the notable or key members of the ruling New Patriotic Party. Madam Busia until her death today (12 December) still looks strong and beautiful at age 87.

She is noted for her protest and political criticisms against the Acheampong government. Due to this, it is a matter of record that she was arrested 7 times. On the 7th arrest, she was detained for 90 days.

Ama Busia lost her father at age 6 and lost her mother at age 13. She had a challenging life before becoming successful through education. The emergence of the Northern People’s Party by Dombo which later joined forces with Danquah and Busia gave birth to the current New Patriotic Party NPP.

During that time, Ama Busia joined the founding members’ team and placed the then-PNDC government on its toes. When the New Patriotic Party NPP won power with John Agyekum Kufuor in the year 2000, Ama Busia became a Council of State member.

As a brilliant political figure and a strong member of the NPP, she once occupied the first and third National vice chairperson positions of the New Patriotic Party.

Ama Busia had her primary education at Wenchi Methodist School and Methodist Middle Girls’ School in Kumasi. She trained as a teacher at the Komenda Training College.

In 1959, she went into exile in London with her brother, Kofi Abrefa Busia and there she studied Institutional Management and Catering at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

Reporting by Wilberforce Asare in Accra

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