Former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba has reappeared on the public scene months after she was axed from her position by President Akufo-Addo.
Ms. Djaba who was one of the casualties of President Akufo-Addo's first major reshuffle has unveiled a partnership programme with the Microfinance and Small Loan Centre (MASLOC) to offer financial assistance to survivors of breast cancer to empower them economically.
Operating under the Henry Djaba Foundation, which the former minister named after her father, the scheme seeks to rehabilitate survivors of the deadly condition so that they could return to normal economic life and health.
The Foundation is currently accepting proposals from survivors to facilitate a loan process from MASLOC for such women to usher them into productive economic lives again.
The Foundation is gender and disability-based organization established with a core mission of working towards a socio-economic transformation of the vulnerable and disabled as well as the empowerment of women and children.
Some 17 months into the Akufo-Addo government, an unexpected reshuffle claimed her position as the Gender minister was to be shipped out of the country to Italian shores.
Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba however declined the president's offer to serve as Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy.
The 56-year-old further announced she is retiring from active politics.