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All The First Ladies of Ghana Since Independence

All The First Ladies of Ghana Since Independence

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Ghana as a nation has been headed by many leaders during the colonial era and the post colonial era most leaders that ever headed Ghana during the colonial periods were British governors they ruled Ghana which was then called Gold Coast until she had her independence

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on March 6, 1957. The first president of the country His Excellency formal President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is the great pillar that fought with his all to lead the country to independence, from there Ghana became a republic country on July 1, 1960.

From the time Ghana had her independence the country is now ruled by her own citizens as heads of state and not foreigners or any colonial master some leaders that followed after the first president Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
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includes formal President Joseph Arthur Ankrah, Nii Amaa Ollennu, Edward Akufo Addo, Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Fred Akuffo, Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, Hilla Limann, John Agyekum Kufour, Professor John Evans Fifi Atta Mills, John Dramani Mahama and His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo(current president of the republic of Ghana), as the Bible says behind every successful man there’s a woman and yes it’s really true all these leaders are great and successful people that have fulfilled scripture. They all had their wives by their sides supporting them greatly in playing their leadership roles as leaders of the nation. Below are the First ladies
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of Ghana since Independence

1. Mrs. Helena Ritz Fathia Nkrumah
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is the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana from July 1, 1960 to February 24, 1966. She is the wife of the first president of Ghana Osagyefo Dr. kwame Nkrumah and the first woman to become Ghana’s First Lady after independence. She is from Zeitoun, Cairo Egypt. She died on May 31, 2007 at age 75.

2. Mrs. Mildred Christine Akosiwor Fugar Ankrah
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was born on June 12, 1938 at Luluabourg, Belgian Congo. She is the 2nd First Lady of the Republic of Ghana from February 24, 1966 to April 2, 1969. Married to His Excellency John Arthur Ankrah. She died on June 9, 2005 at the age of 66.

3. Mrs. Christine Afrifa is the 3rd First Lady of Ghana from April 2, 1969 to August 7, 1970. Married to formal president His Excellency Akwasi Afrifa.

4. The 4th First Lady of the country is Mrs. Nana Afua Frema who was the First Lady of the state from August 7, 1970 to August 31, 1970 her husband is formal President Nii Amaa Ollennu.

5. Mrs. Nana Yeboakua Ofori Atta is the wife of formal president His Excellency Edward Akufo Addo and the 5th First Lady of mother Ghana.

6. From January 13, 1972 to July 5, 1978 Mrs. Faustina Acheampong was the First Lady of the Ghana Republic being the 6th First Lady married to General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.

7. Mrs. Emily Akuffo being the 7th First Lady of Ghana from July 5, 1978 to June 4, 1979 was married to formal head of state Fred Akuffo.

8. Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is the 8th First Lady of the country from June 4, 1979 to September 24, 1979. Her husband is formal president His Excellency Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings
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9. Mrs. Fulera Limann
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is the 9th First Lady of Ghana from September 24, 1979 to December 31, 1981. Her husband is formal President Hilla Limann.

10. Mrs. Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
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is the 10th First Lady of Ghana from December 31, 1981 to January 7, 2001.

11. Mrs. Theresa Kufuor
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is the 11th First Lady of Ghana from January 7, 2001 to January 7, 2009. She started her education at Catholic convent, OLA at Keta, she went to London as a Registered General Nurse in the southern hospital of nursing Edinburgh, Scotland. Her husband is formal President His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor.

12. Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills
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was Ghana’s First Lady from January 7, 2009 to July 24, 2012. She is the 12th First Lady of the country and known for the Ghana First Lady senior high schools(SHS) students Bible project. Her husband is the late formal President His Excellency Professor John Evans Fifi Atta Mills.

13. Mrs. Lordina Mahama
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the 13th First Lady of Ghana was the First Lady of the country from July 24, 2012 to January 6, 2017. She’s from Jema Ampoma in the Nkoranza District located at Brong Ahafo Region. She is also a formal student of Flair catering services and received a four year college education in hospitality management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA). She is the wife of formal President His Excellency John Dramani Mahama.

14. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo Addo
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is the current and 14th First Lady of mother Ghana from 2017 and her husband is the now President of the country His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. Mrs. Rebecca was born on March 12, 1951. She’s known for Rebecca Akufo Addo foundation. She attended Achimota primary department and Wesley Grammar School in Dansoman. She worked at Merchant Bank in Ghana and relocated to United Kingdom(UK). She then worked as legal secretary for Clifford Chances, Ashurst Morris all in the UK.

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