Dzifa Attivor Women rights activist condemns Dzifa's tribal comments

The former minister of transport has stated that the NPP, if voted into power, will arrest Ewes like her and Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey – Member of Parliament for the Constituency.

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Some women rights activists have condemned recent comments made by former Minister of Transport Dzifa Aku Attivor.

The minister, who resigned her position as a result of the Metro Mass Transit bus rebranding saga, is reported to have told a group of National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters that a New Patriotic Party (NPP) government in 2017 will arrest some of them just like in 2001, when the NPP assumed office.

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According to her, the NPP, if voted into power, will arrest Ewes like her and Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey – Member of Parliament for the Constituency.

But, in an interview with, the Executive Director for Gender Centre for Empowering Development, Esther Tawiah said the former minister must apologise for her "unfortunate" comments.

"I guess it is an unfortunate situation.  And as a nation and in our democracy we don't encourage those comments; it's an unfortunate comment from her. Yes, she is a woman, she is a mother; we expected better from her.

"But, as I said women are allowed to make mistakes and I guess she has learnt her lesson and she will come out and apologise, and we will move on from there," she said.

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Meanwhile, the Deputy Director of Communications for the NPP, Perry Okudzeto has denied assertions that the NPP targets personalities in certain tribes for prosecution.

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In an interview with, he said "In 2001, the state prosecuted some former government officials under the Rawlings administration. This included people from across the country. It didn't come from a particular tribe", he

"We are calling on opinion leaders; we are calling on the president and the people who matter in this country to get Madam Attivor to retract from her statement," the deputy director of communications for the NPP added.

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