The Former Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor has joined Eco Medical as its new chairperson.
Her appointment is part of strategies to position EcoMedical Village to become the leading health service provider for the ECOWAS Region.
She takes over from Peter Ahiekpor, who doubled as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the biggest medical project in West Africa. Mr. Peter Ahiekpor now becomes Chief Executive Officer and will work directly with Mrs Attivor to achieve the mission of the ECOWAS medical project and the long-term vision of the Organisation.
The Ecomedical Village project is a private sector initiative that aims to make healthcare 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).
EcoMedical 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.
Prior to joining EcoMedical Village as Chairperson, Mrs 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 being 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.
Her load of experience is what is needed to spearhead the growth of Ecomedical Village Projects.