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Otiko Djaba667
Date of Birth:
1962-01-21
Place of Birth:
Koforidua, Ghana

Otiko Afisa Djaba is a Ghanaian politician and was also the former Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

Djaba was born on 21 January 1962 to Henry Kojo Djaba and Rosalind Sheila Bawa at Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She is the second of twenty-one siblings.

She attended the Tamale Senior High School and a diploma in communications and trained as a computer systems analyst.

Otiko Djaba contested for the Bole Bamboi seat in 2008 but lost to former President, John Dramani Mahama. She then became the omen's Organizer of the New Patriotic Party.

In 2017, sje was appointed the Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection. She declined the offer to be Ghana's ambassador to Italy in 2017.

Minority legislators walked out of a voting process to approve Djaba's appointment as Gender, Children, and Social Protection minister collectively stating that "they believe her temperament and attitude does not give assurance that she will be able to better manage the affairs of Ghanaian children and women".

Prior to the 2016 general election in Ghana, Djaba had called on her Gonja tribes-people to vote John Mahama out because he has not been faithful to them, describing him at a political rally in 2016 as “very wicked, incompetent and desperate".

She maintained that her comments were non-provocative and that she did "not owe anybody an apology", continuing to insist on her use of the same language to describe the former president.

Two other concerns were also raised by the opposition legislators: the first was about her violation of The Ghana National Service Scheme Act 426 section 7 which mandates all university graduates do a compulsory one-year national service to the country before taking public office.

The second was around her reiterating the assertion that Charlotte Osei offered sexual favors to Mahama in exchange for her position as Electoral Commission of Ghana chairperson.

Despite opposition members walking out of the secret ballot, Djaba obtained 152 favorable votes in excess of the 50% required to secure her position.

Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba now hosts a Television Programme on TV3 dubbed “Let’s Talk Ability.

Otiko is the big sister of former Deputy Transport Minister Joyce Bawah Mogtari. She has three children, one boy, and two girls.

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