Dzifa Gomashie sails through in Ketu-South Constituency
A former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie has been elected as National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ketu-South Constituency.
The incumbent MP for the area and former Deputy Minister of Finance, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey decided not to contest the seat again.
At the end of the polls, Dzifa Gomashie got 585 votes while her closest contender, Foga Nukunu managed with 555 votes.
For the other contestants, Joseph Nyavi polled 294 votes, Nicholas Worklatsi polled 302 votes and Carolyn Kudah-Pakar polled 109.
Ketu-South Constituency is known as a major stronghold for the NDC.
About Dzifa Gomashie
Dzifa is described as a down-to-earth and affable personality and she holds an MPhil, BFA, Theatre Arts and Gender Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Her acting career is dated back to 1985 when she joined the Talents Theatre Company.
She later joined the other major productions. She was the producer of the popular story-telling-themed television series By The Fireside, which enjoyed relative success in the 90s, and was hosted by Grace Omaboe, also known as Maame Dokono. She has also held other very important portfolios in the past in society.
In 2013, she was nominated for the position of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture and later got the position. Unfortunately, she lost the position after her party was voted out of power.
However, she prefers staying in politics to going back to the acting industry.