Dzifa Attivor, Former Transport Minister, Gets New Appointment


The Transport Minister, Dzifa Attifor, who resigned from her post last year over the bus branding scandal has gotten a new appointment. She has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Eco Medical.

Dzifa Attivor takes over from Peter Ahiekpor who doubled as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the biggest Medical Project in West Africa. Mr Peter Ahiekpor now becomes the Chief Executive Officer, and will work directly with Dzifa Attivor to achieve the mission of the ECOWAS medical project.

Her appointment is strategic, as the Eco Medical Village strives to be the leading health service provider for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region.

The major long term vision and mission of the Eco-Medical Village has been a State of the Art International Hospital Complex which will take care of citizens and residents of the West African sub region, who usually go to South Africa, North America, Europe, Cuba and India for medical care.

We could recall that the bus branding saga sparked off at the tail end of last year, as a result of which the Transport Minister, Madam Dzifa Attivor resigned from her post, precisely on 23rd December, 2015.

According to reports then, the president employed the services of Smarttys Management and Productions to brand 116 MMT buses at a whopping cost of  Ghc3.6 million. The deal caused so much stir among the Ghanaian populace, with everyone strongly criticizing it, tagging it a ‘wasteful’ one.

Also read – Bus Branding Scandal: Govt. Orders Smartty’s to Return GHC1.9m

The transport minister whom I guess do not have the stamina to go through the rigours of the alleged scandal decided to make use of the door, in order to save herself the stress.

Now, she has been given a very reputable appointment as Chairperson of Eco Medical by the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS).