Electoral Commission director dies just few days to 2020 election

Electoral Commission director dies just few days to 2020 election

- A director of the Electoral Commission in the Ahafo region has sadly died

- The state functionary is reported to have been on admission at a hospital before giving up the ghost

- Reports have it that the late EC staff left behind a child

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Reports reaching YEN.com.gh have it that a director of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Ahafo region, Martha Osei Agyemang has died following an illness.

According to reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb, the Asunafo North Municipal director of the EC died while on admission at the hospital

Martha Osei Agyemang, 36, died at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital where she was on admission receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Electoral Commission director dies just few days to 2020 election
Electoral Commission director dies just few days to 2020 election
Source: UGC

Widespread reports coming in after the demise of the lady have indicated that she left behind a child.

The EC director is said to have complained of being unwell due to stress following preparations for the 2020 general elections.

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Reports were that workload in all EC-related offices had doubled due to preparations that were being put in place for the December 7 polls.

She, however, decided to see her personal doctor at Wenchi in Bono Region for which she left Goaso on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

It was gathered that she was getting well and had planned her return to work until news of her sudden passing was reported.

According to Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission John Appiah Baffoe who confirmed her death on a radio station, Madam Martha was very committed to her job.

In a similar sad development, Ghana's Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has lost his father, Yen.com.gh understands.

Dr. Akwasi Jones Amoako Atta Ofori-Atta died on Monday, November 30, 2020, Class FM reports.

A member of Parliament (MP) for Begoro in the 1960s, on the ticket of the Progress Party, in the second republic, Dr. Ofori-Atta was an economist lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK.

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He was again elected MP for Begoro in 1979 under the third republic on the ticket of the Popular Front Party.

He also served as deputy minister of finance at the age of 31.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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