Accra, Sept. 12, GNA – The National Committee of the Progressive Peoples' Party (PPP) on Wednesday confirmed Madam Eva Naa Amarley Lokko, a former Director General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, as the party's Vice Presidential Candidate for the December general elections.
An official statement signed by Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, National Secretary of the party and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra, said the decision was arrived at after a long and rigorous selection process.
The statement said Madam Lokko's character, background and experience were ground breaking in Ghanaian politics.
“Madam Lokko is an assertive and accomplished professional. She is a family woman who comes from a proud Ga home and tradition. She is fluent in Ga, Hausa, Twi, Fanti, English and Russian with working knowledge of French and has traveled to 44 countries,” it said.
“She has worked for the United Nations, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and operated as the CEO of a critical, youth oriented non-governmental organization.”
The statement said Madam Lokko is an engineer and a communications expert with a master's degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design, and has put her education to use with an entrepreneurial spirit and works to help the people of Ghana directly through any means available to her.
It said the PPP was fielding a Vice-Presidential Candidate who is currently dedicating her time and expertise to assisting the youth of Ghana find jobs.
“As the CEO of Totally Youth, Madam Lokko is a perfect match for Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, whose record of job creation has earned him the affectionate title of “Edwumawura” amongst the people of Ghana.
Madam Lokko's experience as the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation strengthened her resolve to promote competent incorruptible leadership.
“Her tenure at the GBC though challenging has strengthened her resolve to be a selfless public servant,” it added.