This week on Naya’s Column, we’re privileged to host the Affable Deputy Minister of Information and the current Member of Parliament for Akuapem North Constituency who also happens to be the 2nd female to be featured on our weekly personality blog.
Speaking to the column on why she chose to join the NPP, the assertive law maker answered, “The ideologies of the NPP had a connection with my personal ideologies and thus, there was no alternative in joining any other Political Party than the NPP. I am of the belief that, among the other political parties in Ghana, it is only the NPP that can Champion and drive the country to prosperity and create equal opportunities for all and not a selected few.”
Though a gender activist, Hon Dokua has keen interest in the wellbeing of the female faculty by encouraging young ladies to take their studies serious and most importantly, have a good self esteem.
Hon. Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei who hails from Akropong and Amonokrom Akuapem was born to Nana Osae Nyampong IV and Mrs. Aforo Asiamah-Adjei. Having spent all her life in Accra and Akropong Akuapem, Hon. Dokua started her basic Education at Alsyd Academy, proceeded to St. Roses’ Senior High School and furthered her education thereafter.
As determined as Nana is and having exceptional business leadership qualities, she ventured into the entrepreneurial world where she established and managed top notch businesses from production through to logistics.
Charged to be challenged, Nana Ama took the bold step to dive into the world of politics. She contested the Parliamentary primaries on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and ultimately won the 2016 Presidential and parliamentary elections thus, was duly elected as the Member of Parliament for Akuapem North Constituency. To perfectly crown her victory, The Honorable Minister was nominated by the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo and subsequently approved by parliament as the Deputy Information Minister. She is also a member of the Parliamentary select committee on Defense and Interior in addition to being a member of the House Committee.
She further stated, “Coupling the status of a Parliamentarian and a deputy Minister comes with its own challenges but in all, I am motivated and inspired to work hard to serve the interest of my people and make my country a better place to dwell.”
Nana Ama is blessed with exceptional qualities such as being a good team player and a detail oriented individual. She enjoys reading and knitting at her leisure hours and above all, enjoys the company of hardworking individuals who are determined to act and succeed regardless of the challenges available.
As a mother of two lovely girls, she described the combination of parenting and political life and a bit challenging but with proper planning and good time management, she is able to balance these two with perfection.
Wrapping up with her favorite quote with a smile, she said, “Naya, We only RISE by lifting others.”
SOURCE: Nana Yaa Asabea