She reportedly passed away Thursday afternoon in the United States of America, where she had been flown for medical treatment.
An official of the party, Richmond Keelson confirmed her demise but declined to give further details.
Eva Naa Merely Lokko attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast. She was an engineer by profession and holds a master’s degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design.
Lokko was the first Satellite Communications Engineer and the first woman engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in 1972. She was part of the engineering team that installed and maintained Ghana’s first colour television infrastructure in 1985.
She has worked in over forty countries across the world in various capacities and served as Regional Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme initiative for Internet development in Africa. She worked with the United Nations for thirteen years and also served as chairperson of the UN Federation of International Civil Servants Association and the United Nations Staff Council and as a member of the UNDP News Advisory Board.
She was once the Chief Executive Officer of Totally Youth, a Non Governmental Organization based in Accra. In 2002, she was appointed Director-General of the GBC, becoming the first and only woman to hold that position since the corporation was established in 1953.