First DCE for newly created Guan District dies

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The late Marlon Anipa

The first District Chief Executive (DCE) for the newly created Guan District, in the Oti Region, Marlon Anipa, has died.

Mr Anipa passed away at the Hohoe Municipal Hospital after he was taken ill in the late hours of Monday, November 15, 2021.

Unconfirmed reports say he may have died from a heart attack. He was earlier seen visiting some BECE candidates, and calling on stakeholders of the enclave in a familiarization activity.

The one-time NPP parliamentary candidate for the Hohoe Constituency was a known member of the NPP who is said to be close friends with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Mr Anipa was later appointed DCE for the newly created Guan District, and sworn into office on November 5, 2021. He received a unanimous endorsement of all 19 members of the Guan District Assembly.

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Former Transport Minister

In a related development, a former Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor, has also passed on at age 65.

Madam Attivor, who had been sick for some time, also died on Monday  at the University of Ghana Medical Centre.

This was confirmed to the media by her aide, and also corroborated by the Deputy Volta Regional Organizer of the NDC, Lord-Chester Ati, in a Facebook post.

Born on February 22, 1956, Dzifa Attivor was known as a politician and a businesswoman.

She was Minister of Transport under the Mahama regime until her resignation in December 2015 due to a controversial bus re-branding contract.

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She was appointed in February 2013 by President John Mahama after the Ghanaian general election in December 2012.

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