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Dzifa Ativor

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President  John Dramani Mahama
Children  3
Preceded by  Collins Dauda
Name  Dzifa Ativor
President  John Atta Mills
Role  Ghanaian Politician
Nationality  Ghanaian

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Born  February 22, 1956 (age 59) (1956-02-22)
Political party  National Democratic Congress
Party  National Democratic Congress

Dzifa Aku Ativor (born 22 February 1956) is a Ghanaian politician and businesswoman. She was Minister for Transport in Ghana until her resignation due to a controversial GHS 3.6m bus re-branding contract. She was appointed in February 2013 by President John Mahama after the Ghanaian general election in December 2012.



Dzifa Ativor attended the Evangelical Presbyterian Primary School at Abutia Teti between 1960 and 1970. Her secondary education was at the Kpedze Secondary School and the Peki Secondary School, both in the Volta Region of Ghana between 1970 and 1975.She then trained at the Government Secretarial School qualifying as a Stenographer Secretary in 1981. She later obtained a Secretarial Silver Diploma from Pitman College, UK. Her graduate qualifications are from the American Century University where she obtained a B.Sc. in Administration in 2007 and a master's degree in Human Resource Management in 2012.


Dzifa Ativor worked with the Bank of Ghana from 1976 to 2003 as a research clerk and then as a Personal Assistant to three successive Deputy Governors. She also became the Personal Assistant to the head of treasury in charge of all general office administrative work in the same bank. Mrs Dzifa Attivor moved into private business. She also set up a Non-Governmental Organization named “Dedefund”.


Mrs Ativor contested the Ho–West constituency primaries in 2008 but lost. She was however appointed Deputy Minister for Transport by President John Atta Mills from 2009 to January 2012. After John Dramani Mahama became President, she was appointed the substantive Minister for Transport.

Ethnocentric comment

In April 2016, Mrs Ativor received lots of public backlash over ethnocentric comments she passed during a political event in the Volta Region. Referring to the record of the NPP government between 2001 and 2008, Dzifa Attivor argued the NPP targeted only members of her ethnic group for prosecution. "When the NPP won power in 2001, most ministers who are Ewes were imprisoned, including Serlomey and Abodakpi and a host of other ministers. Does that mean that no individual from any other tribe has faulted in the discharge of their duties?" she said in her native language. She asked the NDC grassroot members to encourage their relatives living in border towns in Togo to come back home and register during the limited registration exercise which was set to begin later in that month.

Social life

She is a Christian and a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana. She is married with three children.


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