Uncategorized April 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

These outstanding African women were not only First Ladies but mothers of presidents

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor April 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

April 19, 2018 at 11:35 am | Uncategorized

Adeline Akufo-Addo with her son, Nana Akufo-Addo

Adeline Akufo-Addo

The late Mrs Akufo-Addo who died in 2004 was the wife of the president of the Second Republic, the late Justice Edward Akufo-Addo. She had four children, including the current president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. She was very active in the historical developments that led to Ghana’s independence, including the formation of the UGCC, the 1948 riots, the arrest of the ‘Big Six’, among other stormy events of the 1950s. Her son, Akufo-Addo said during the 10th anniversary of his late mother that she always encouraged them to succeed no matter what in her often-stated principle: “if you first try and don’t succeed, try, try and try again.”


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