Brigadier General Constance Edjeani-Afenu – Ghana
BG Constance Ama Edjeani-Afenu joined the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in 1978 at the age of 18. After a rude awakening about the strenuous life of a soldier, she stayed the course and was regarded as the most resilient officer. Gearing towards a whopping 40 years in the military, BG Edjeani-Afenu was bestowed with the rank of Brigadier General. From 2013 – 2016, she functioned as Ghana’s deputy military advisor to its permanent mission in New York; being the first woman to do so. With her new rank, she will now take up a post at the Ministry of Defence in the capital, Accra.
BG Edjeani-Afenu hopes to inspire other women to join the service and climb the success ladder as she has.