Former Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor, has joined Eco Medical, as the firm’s new chairperson, weeks after resigning from the ministry.
Eco Medical supplies home medical, mobility and accessibility equipment from reputable manufacturers across the world.
The Eco Medical Village project is a private sector initiative that aims to make health care accessible to the ordinary African by the establishment of world class facilities across the West African Region (ECOWAS) through private sector development and to attract medical tourism from the rest of the African Union (AU).
She takes over the position from Peter Ahiekpor who was doubling as both the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the organisation that is touted as the biggest medical project in West Africa.
Mr. Peter Ahiekpor now becomes the Chief Executive Officer and will work directly with Dzifa Attivor to achieve the mission of the ECOWAS medical project and the long term vision of the organization.
The former minister’s appointment forms part of the organisation’s bid to strategically position itself to be the leading health service provider for the ECOWAS region.
Eco-Medical Village (EMV) will be a State of the Art International Hospital Complex for citizens and residents of the West African sub region, who usually go to South Africa, North America, Europe, Cuba and India for medical care.
The Eco-Medical Village (EMV) will be built in Accra on a 40 acre land and with Satellite Units in all the West African countries in the sub-region. The
Prior to joining Eco Medical Village as Chairperson, Dzifa Attivor was the Transport Minister of the Republic of Ghana. She was appointed Deputy Minister of the sector from 2009 until 2013 when she became the substantive Minister. Her tenure saw the transformation of the transport sector in general and the aviation industry in particular with more than 400% growth in passenger throughput.
Prior to her ministerial role, she dedicated 27 years of service to the Central Bank of Ghana in various capacities including the Personal Assistant to three successive Deputy Governors.
Her NGO (DEDEFUND), is dedicated to the support of brilliant but needy children, the course of women and the youth and cares for the 120 cured lepers at Schohaven Village at Ho in the Volta Region.
The organisation says Madam Attivor’s experience is what it needs to spearhead the growth of Eco Medical Village projects.
The former Minister resigned in the wake of the GHc3.6 million bus branding scandal.