The former Vice Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Ms Eva Lokko is dead. She is reported to have died in the United States of America Thursday October 6, 2016 where she had been flown to for treatment. It is unclear yet what ailment she suffered from before her death.
Until her sudden demise, Ms Lokko was the PPP’s parliamentary aspirant for Klottey Korle constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
The founder and two times presidential candidate of the PPP, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, picked the late Lokko as his vice presidential candidate in the 2012 elections. But before the party settled on a vice presidential candidate for the 2016 polls, Ms. Lokko had declared her intention to contest the Klottey Korle seat. She however could not file to contest due to ill health which eventually led to her death.
She became the first woman engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, where she rose through the rungs and became the Director-General of the State Boradcaster in 2002. However, her tenure was rocked by misunderstanding and confusion which led to her resignation. She later took the corporation and the National Media Commission to the Accra High Court and won the case.
The court subsequently declared as unlawful, the dismissal of Ms Eva Lokko, by the board of directors of the corporation in 2005.
It also declared that the actions of the defendants were contrary to the conditions of service for management staff of the GBC and also contravened the provisions of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).
The court, presided over by Mr Justice E. F. Dzakpasu, said it would have given Ms Lokko her seat back at the GBC but for the fact that her contract period had expired.
It accordingly awarded GH¢20,000 in costs and damages against the National Media Commission (NMC) and the GBC in Ms Lokko’s favour.
Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced later.