The First Lady of Ghana is the title of the wife of a sitting President of Ghana.
The spouses of the sitting president most at times undertake projects which help project their image and also augment the work of their husbands in the social development of the country
Although they are not given official salaries they are both given clothing Allowances to serve as initiatives to be comfortable enough to advocate the country through material forms of culture.
YEN.com.gh has however compiled the list of all the first ladies in Ghana from 1992 and the various projects they undertook.
1. Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings
The wife of former president Jerry John Rawlings has stood by the former president through thick and thing. She is known for her signature head gears. The slender former first lady could be associated with the 31st December women movement. It is believed that the association was spearheaded by her to see the emancipation of women at every level of development to enable them to contribute and benefit from the socio-economic and political progress of the country.
2. Theresa Kufuor
Mrs Theresa Kufuor is the wife of former president John Agyekum Kufuor the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, and She is a retired nurse and midwife. She was recently reported to be dead. Despite her position as first lady for 8 years, she managed to maintain a low profile in the political arena. She founded the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation (MCCDF), a non-governmental organisation operating in Ghana and Canada that supports work in prevention of mother to child transmission.
3. Ernestina Naadu Mills
She is an educator and was the wife of late president John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills. In the history of Ghana, she was the only first lady who lost her husband while he was still serving as president.
4. Lordina Mahama
She is married to the fourth President of the Fourth Republic and current out-gone President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama. n her tenure as First Lady, Lordina Mahama was also elected President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) in June 2015. Before that, she had served as the Vice President for the West Africa Region of OAFLA.
5. Rebecca Akufo-Addo
Rebecca Akufo-Addo is the current first lady and wife of sitting President Nana Akufo-Addo, 5th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana. In 2017, she founded the Rebecca Akufo-Addo foundation, a non-governmental organization to enhance efforts of government amongst Ghanaian women and children. In October 2018, The Rebecca Foundation rolled out the ''Learning to read, reading to learn'' project. This was to instill a culture of learning in children to enhance literacy. Some of the goals of the project were to build libraries across the country and introduce school and child friendly programs to enable children learn to read.
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