Dzifa Gomashie wins popularity poll with 82% as the best person to succeed the incumbent
The outcome of a popularity research poll conducted by Scorpion Research Team in the Ketu South constituency in the Volta Region clearly put the former Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative arts, Abla Dzifa Gomashie as the most preferred person to succeed the incumbent MP, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey after successfully ending his two terms.
Date Created : 1/17/2019 5:40:59 AM : Story Author : Edwin Kwame Amemasor/Scorpion Research Team Leader
The Ketu South constituency has since the beginning of the fourth republic given two terms to any successful Member of Parliament. As the incumbent MP is about to end his two terms in 2020 after successfully serving as minister under late former President John Atta Mills and former President John Dramani Mahama’s governments, and has contributed significantly in reducing developmental deficits in the constituency.
The people living within the constituency believe that if a chance is given to Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie as the Member of Parliament for the area, she will perform better than any of the contestants. They believed she will work harder to close the developmental and infrastructure deficits like Hon Fifi Kwetey did. She will also help the country's Parliament with her experience and expertise for the betterment of the country.
Meanwhile, the people have emphatically stated that , the poll is in the right direction as they have decided to send a competent woman like her to Parliament this time round for Ketu South as the 'world bank ' of the National Democratic Congress.
BRIEF ON ABLA DZIFA GOMASHIE’S – EDUCATION, WORK AND OTHERS
Hon Abla Dzifa Gomashie popularly known as Dzifa Gomashie , the recent past Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts (2013-2017), is a queen in charge of protocol in the Aflao Traditional Area, a veteran Actress, TV Producer, Writer, Poet, Theatre Producer and an Entrepreneur. She holds an MPhil (2005-2008) in African Studies, Institute of African Studies, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2000-2003) with First Class Honours, School of Performing Arts and a Diploma (1994-1998) in Theatre Arts, School of Performing Arts.
All these qualifications were acquired in the University of Ghana, Legon.
In 2015, the Global Center for Transformational Leadership conferred on her an honorary Doctorate in Leadership (D.L., Honoris Causa) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dzifa Gomashie has passion for the Creative Arts and Culture sector in Ghana and Africa and has dedicated nearly all her adult life projecting and promoting same.
Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, she worked as the Chief Executive of VFL- Ghana, a non-governmental organisation that provides various social interventions to help improve the lives of Children, Youth and Women in Ghana through Creative and Performing Arts, Culture and Traditional Heritage, Tourism and Digital Innovations. Additionally she worked as the Managing Director of Mama's Kitchen a local eatery with two branches in Accra and one in Tema.
Earlier in her career, she produced the most popular TV series known as “By The Fireside” for close to fifteen years, she occasionally wrote, directed and narrated stories also for television focusing on socio-cultural issues, reviving and preserving the art of storytelling for the benefit of Children.
She was the host of "Agyapa", a television show which focused on the celebration of Ghanaian male role models as father's and professionals.
Dzifa Gomashie has worked in the Creative Arts industry for nearly three decades and received multiple administrative and artistic awards both nationally and internationally for her work.
On March 7, 2016, the City Council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania honoured and recognised her for her lifelong commitment to the developmental growth of Ghana through her international promotion of Ghanaian Arts and Culture. As recently as March 2017, the Ohio University also honoured her at the World Music and Dance Festival in Ohio.
The Autism Society of Ghana (ASOG) made her their Life Patron, for being a source of encouragement to parents of Children on the spectrum.
Dzifa Gomashie is the Country Representative of the Continental African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders Network (AQWCLN) a non-profit organisation of female cultural leaders who use their peculiar position to advance the UN Development Goals and the promotion of the work of UNAids and UN Women.
She is a popular personality known for her humble disposition and unyielding promotion of anything Ghanaian. She is currently a Culture and Creative Arts Consultant and back with VFL-Ghana as the Chief Executive Director.
Dzifa Gomashie is married to Brigadier General M. K. G. Ahiaglo (RTD) with children.