The former minister of transportation, Dzifa Attivor, under the Mahama administration passed on on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. Family sources she passed on after a short sickness
Dzifa Attivor was appointed minister of transportation in February 2013 by then president, John Dramani Mahama but had to resign on December 2015 unfortunately, due to a controversial bus rebranding contract.
Dzifa Attivor was born on February 22, 1956 and was known to be a politician and a businesswoman. From 1976 through 2003, Dzifa Attivor worked for the Bank of Ghana as a research clerk and subsequently as a Personal Assistant to three different Deputy Governors. She also became the chief of treasury’s personal assistant, responsible for all general office administrative tasks at the bank.
Dzifa Attivor ventured into private business after her time with the Bank of Ghana. She set up a Non-Governmental Organization called ‘Dedefund’, which core mission is to support brilliant but needy students and champion the course of women and the youth.
She contested the Ho West constituency primaries as an NDC member in 2008 and lost to eventual winner of the general elections in December 2008, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah. She was however appointed by then president Atta-Mills as the deputy transport minister and made the substantive minister of transport when John Mahama became president.