Otiko Rejects Ambassadorial Role, Retires From Politics

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The immediate past Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba says she is bowing out of active politics.

According to reports, Otiko Djaba is bowing out of mainstream politics to spend time with her family.

Otiko Djaba was named Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection in 2017 by President Akufo Addo but following the just recent reshuffle, she was named as an ambassador to Italy.

However, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, Monday, Otiko disclosed that she had resigned from active politics and has decided to turn down the appointment to enable her take good care of her children and that of her ex-husband who has been battling with stroke for some past years.

“At 56 years, I want to relax and enjoy my family and life and, therefore, I am not ready to take up the appointment as Ambassador to Italy,” she said.

Otiko Djaba has served as the National Facilitator for the Campaign for Greater Discipline under Former Vice President Aliu Mahama in 2004. She worked as a Consultant in Children’s Rights and rural women’s development for Plan Ghana in extremely deprived rural communities in Sissala districts  of the Upper West Region.

In 2008 Otiko Djaba was the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Bole-Bamboi constituency.

Expressing his disappointment in the Presidents reshuffle, on Accra-based Star FM, Lawyer Amaliba noted a reshuffle is supposed to inject efficiency into government’s business but this reshuffle, he believes, has achieved otherwise.