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General News Fri, 7 Oct 2016

Eva Lokko was an astute politician - NPP, NDC

Spokesperson for Nana Akufo Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mustapha Hamid has described the late Madam Eva Lokko as an astute female politician who left behind indelible marks for others to emulate.

Speaking in an interview with Kwabena Agyapong, host of Eboboba on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Hamid said, the late politician cannot be forgotten when it comes to broadcasting in Ghana.

He noted that, the former director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) contributed immensely to broadcasting in Ghana. ''She has contributed her quota to the development of Ghana and i think her contribution to the development of this country, needs to be rewarded so young people will learn from her example, be patriotic and serve this country selflessly.

'' On his part, the Eastern Regional Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) who also doubles as parliamentary candidate for the Afram Plains constituency, Mark Oliver Kevor described her as a selfless leader, hardworking and dedicated. He said, the country has lost a gem considering her contribution to the state.

He encouraged the Progressive People's Party (PPP), the family and Ghanaians to take heart and pray for the late politician to rest in perfect peace. Madam Eva Lokko died Thursday evening after a short illness party sources have revealed.

She filed to represent the party as candidate in the 2016 parliamentary election in the Korle Klottey constituency. Lokko attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast. She is an engineer by profession and holds a master's degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design.

Lokko was the first Satellite Communications Engineer and the first woman engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in 1972. She worked in over forty countries across the world in various capacities.

She served as regional programme coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme initiative for Internet development in Africa. She worked with the United Nations for thirteen years and also served as chairperson of the UN Federation of International Civil Servants Association and the United Nations Staff Council and as a member of the UNDP News Advisory Board.

She is the Chief Executive Officer of Totally Youth, a Non Governmental Organization based in Accra In 2002, she was appointed Director-General of the GBC, becoming the first and only woman to hold that position since the corporation was established in 1953.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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