First Lady pays tribute to Ghana’s first female Brigadier General

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The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has described Ghana’s first female Brigadier General as a shining example of what women can do.

According to her, she was saddened upon receiving news of the passing of the Brigadier General.

She eulogised the first female Brigadier General, Constance Ama Emefa Edjeanu-Afenu, as living a life of resilience and breaking several barriers to inspire women.

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The First Lady made these remarks in a Twitter post as a tribute to the late brigadier general who is reported to have passed on at the 37 military Hospital on Monday, January 24, 2022, after a short illness.

“Hers was a life of resilience and breaking barriers, a shining example of what women can do”, she tweeted on Tuesday, January 25.

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Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu joined the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in 1978 and became the country’s first female Brigadier General.

Almost four decades after entering the army, she made history when she rose through the ranks to become the first female Brigadier-General of the Armed Forces on March 7, 2016.

Her appointment was ratified in March 2017 when the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Major – General Obed Boamah Akwa, conferred the rank on her.

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