The most talked about woman right now in Ghana, Otiko Afisa Djaba, whose fate of becoming Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection was shrouded by controversies over certain utterances seem to have certain interesting facts about her that Ghanaians may want to know.
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Aside that she is arguably the most beautiful ministerial nominees in the Akufo-Addo led government, Otiko's relationship with the former president, John Mahama seems to be one of the most interesting things to know more, about her.
Here are 9 facts about the new Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, as seen on Facebook.
1. President Mahama's father and Otiko's mother are brother and sister; making former president Mahama and Otiko first cousins.
2. Joyce Bawa, the Former Deputy Transport Minister is Otiko's half sister, they are of the same mother.
3. Otiko's father is from Somenya, making Otiko a Krobo but having lived with her mother in the Northern region for most of her life, has a deeper connection with the North - the reason why she lashed out on former president Mahama for the failure of SADA.
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4. Otiko, together with some of her siblings lived in the UK for sometime, where their father had moved to after he left Ghana.
5. Otiko's father was a member of the Busia administration, which is why she also decided to join the New Patriotic Party (NPP) years ago although most of her family members are in the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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6. Otiko Djaba once contested against John Mahama for the Bole Bamboi Constituency MP slot but lost to Mahama.
7. Otiko Djaba is also a veteran TV host/ Producer behind hit shows like the kids programme Kokrokoo on GTV, where she gained a lot of fame before diverting into politics.
8. Otiko Djaba speaks eight local dialects: Hausa, Gonja, Dagbani, Wale, Twi, Fanti, Ga and Krobo.
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9. Otiko Djaba with a 26 vote difference from her contender, won the NPP national primaries to be the Party’s women organiser.
10. Otiko Djaba, just like the minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku, did not do her national service and has brought about the conversation about the relevance of National Service in Ghana.