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Former Ghanaian Minister Dr. Sherry Ayittey Passes Away at 65

Ghana mourns the loss of a prominent political figure, Dr. Sherry Hanny Ayittey, who passed away on Saturday, July 22. Known for her dedicated service to the nation, Dr. Ayittey played significant roles in different governmental capacities, leaving a lasting impact on the country she served.

Dr. Sherry Ayittey was a founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and achieved numerous milestones throughout her political career. She was appointed Minister of Environment, Science, and Technology in 2009 by former President John Evans Atta Mills, where she played a crucial role in environmental conservation and scientific advancements.

Her dedication and competence earned her the position of Minister of Health during John Dramani Mahama’s administration in 2013. Dr. Ayittey’s contributions to the healthcare sector were lauded during her tenure, and she was later reassigned as the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in 2014 until the NDC lost power in 2016.

Even after the NDC left power, Dr. Ayittey continued to serve the party. In 2018, she successfully contested and won the position of National Vice Chairperson within the NDC, solidifying her position as a respected and influential figure within the political landscape.

Nii Kofi Ayittey of Akwetey Nanta of Osu Alata, the head of the family, announced her passing. The family has requested privacy during this difficult time and promised to release further details about her death at a later date.

The nation mourns the loss of Dr. Sherry Ayittey, a remarkable leader who dedicated her life to the betterment of Ghana and its people. Her legacy will be remembered for years to come, and her contributions to Ghanaian politics and public service will remain an inspiration for aspiring leaders.

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