First Lady in a farewell handshake with Hajia Amina Salley
First Lady Lordina Mahama last Sunday mourned the death of the late Hajia Adiza Salley with the family and well wishers at the family home at Ablenkpe, Accra.
Mrs Mahama, joined by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani, who led a high-powered government delegation consisting of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Valarie Sawyer, Ministers of state, Members of Parliament (MPs), MMDCEs, diplomats and appointees to the one-week memorial ceremony of the late Hajia Adiza Salley, former deputy Greater Accra Women’s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The NDC was led by the National Chairman, Dr Kwabena Adjei, the National Women organiser, Anita De Sousa and her two deputies, Hajia Joyce Mahama and Margaret Chiravera.
The family used the occasion to express their profound gratitude to the First Lady and the President for the support they received from the first family right from transporting the deceased’s body to Accra, to burial and memorial services.
The one-week funeral ceremony was marked with Quran recitation and glowing tributes from the family, the widower, the National and regional NDC party executives, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly of which she was a member and the regional women’s wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP delegation was led by Boakye Ajarko and the Greater Accra Regional women organiser of the party, Joyce Konokie Zempare.
In a tribute, the women’s organiser recounted her encounters with Hajia Adiza at various political platforms, saying she never discriminated against other party members and was always full of smiles.
Hajia Adiza Salley died in a car accident whilst returning to Accra after attending the funeral of the late sister of the First Lady, Mrs Mercy Yaa Ankomah, in Kintampo on 26 th April 2014.
Madam Agnes Tia, the Deputy Volta regional women organiser of the NDC, also died in the said accident with Mrs Vivian Ankrah and George Osei, her driver, sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The injured are currently on admission at the 37 Military Hospital.
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