The flagebearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum has picked Mrs. Eva Lokko, an Engineer, a Communications expert and a former Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as his running mate for the 2012 general elections. Dr. Ndoum made known his intention to the Ghanaian people on Wednesday 12 September, 2012 in Accra. He said the party decided on a woman because of the party’s commitment to women empowerment and also due to her principled, competent and incorruptible character.
He hence called on women in the country to vote for the Progressive People’s Party as it is concerned about the development and empowerment of women in Ghana.
“If you are a woman who is concerned about the quality of education for your children, vote PPP. If you are a woman who is concerned about the lack of jobs, vote PPP. If you are a woman and you are concerned about your sisters, your brothers, your fathers and mothers, and everybody falling ill with terrible diseases like cholera and malaria, vote PPP.”
Mrs. Lokko on her part stated that “if I am here with you today, it is because I sincerely believe in incorruptible leadership. I believe in competence. I know that I am now part of a team that does things and doesn’t talk things.” Ms. Lokko is the first Satellite Communications Engineer in Ghana, the first woman Engineer in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and one of the Engineers who installed the first colour television infrastructure for Ghana.
She was the only female Director-General the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, since its inception in 1935.Ms. Eva Lokko is a product of Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast. She worked with the UN system for 13 years. She was also the Regional Programme Coordinator of UNDP’s first government cost-shared programme – which the Internet Initiative for Africa, covering 10 African countries.
Mrs Lokko has been Chairperson and member of several Boards, Committees and Associations including Advisory Boards, Restructuring and Strategic Plan Committees both national and international. She once, the chairperson of the UN Federation of International Civil Servants Association and the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Staff Council and a member of the UNDP News Advisory Board.
She is currently a Conference and Synod member of the Methodist Church Ghana and Chairperson of its Youth Advisory Board, Committee on Communications and Publications, Committee on Education and Youth.
She is also currently a member of its Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee and Restructuring Committee. Ms. Eva Lokko is a member of the MTN Customer Panel and the Board of the PSI on Distance Learning.
She is the National ICT Consultant of the Methodist Church Ghana and CEO of Totally Youth (NGO). Her hobbies include dancing, sewing and DIY. She has been married since 1982 and has a son and daughter.
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