Ms Eva Lokko has died.


She passed away in the United States of America on Thursday, October 6, 2016, where she had been flown for medical treatment. It is not clear what ailment she had been suffering from until her death.

She was the Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation for many years.

After a long, rigorous selection process that included qualified men and women, Madam Eva Lokko was confirmed by the PPP’s National Committee as the Vice-Presidential pick for the December 2012 elections.
Madam Lokko’s character, background and experience was ground breaking in Ghanaian politics.

Madam Lokko was an assertive and accomplished professional.

She was a family woman who came from a proud Ga home and tradition. She was fluent in Ga, Hausa, Twi, Fanti, English and Russian with working knowledge of French and has travelled to 44 countries.

She worked for the United Nations, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and operated as the CEO of a critical, youth oriented Non-Governmental Organization.

On top of all that she was an engineer and communications expert with a master’s degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design.

Unlike some Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates in Ghana who shuttle back and forth between government and academia and because they have little or no practical experiences are, when in government are often consigned with inconsequential roles, Madam Lokko put her education to use with an entrepreneurial spirit, and worked to help the people of Ghana directly through any means available to her.

As the CEO of Totally Youth, Madam Lokko was a perfect match for Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, whose record of job creation has earned him the affectionate title of “Edwumawura” amongst the people of Ghana. Madam Lokko’s experience as the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation strengthened her resolve to promote competent incorruptible leadership.

Her tenure at the GBC though challenging strengthened her resolve to be a selfless public servant.

Women are the majority gender in Ghana. They, like teachers, are the NATION BUILDERS of Ghana. They know the first signs of malaria. They teach us our first written words. They impart us the life skills and manners necessary to go out and find a job. Women are the moral backbone of our great nation.

She was the parliamentary candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for Klottey Korle.


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