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Amma Busia Obituary-Death; Member Of NPP’s Council Of Elders, Has Passed Away.

Amma Busia, the late sister of the late Kofi Abrefa Busia, the prime minister of Ghana during the Second Republic, and a former first vice-chair of the New Patriotic Party, passed away. It is reported that Madam Amma Busia, who served on the NPP Council of Elders before to her passing, passed away today, Tuesday, December 12, 2023, following a brief illness.

Amma Busia passed away quietly in the early hours of Tuesday, December 12, at the Nyaho Medical Center in Accra, according to her son Obeng Busia, who confirmed the news to Asaase News. She was eighty-seven.

Among the most prominent figures in the ruling New Patriotic Party was Amma Busia. She looked strong and attractive right up to her death at the age of 87, despite health issues that had limited her mobility during the previous ten years.

She was well-known for her aggressive campaign against Ignatius Kutu Acheampong’s leadership and for being a prominent political critic during the 1970s and 1980s. She was officially detained seven times as a result of her advocacy.

Following her eighth arrest, she spent ninety days in custody.

Amma Busia lost her mother when she was thirteen years old, and her father when she was six. She had a difficult upbringing before finding success in school.

She entered politics following the formation of the opposition United Party (UP), which was formed by a coalition of anti-Convention People’s Party groups, including members of Kofi Busia’s Congress Party, the Northern People’s Party (NPP), led by Chief Simon Diedong Dombo, supporters of J B Danquah’s United Gold Coast Convention, and others.

The UP then resurfaced as the Progress Party (PP), led by Busia, which later gave rise to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Amma Busia joined the group of founding members during that period, making the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) government led by Rawlings nervous.

In 2000, Amma Busia joined the Council of State when John Agyekum Kufuor’s New Patriotic Party took power.

She was a dedicated supporter of the New Patriotic Party, an excellent political organizer, and held alternate leadership roles in the party’s national vice chairmenship.

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