- Akua Asabea Ayisi was the first female journalist in Ghana
- The brilliant and strong-hearted lady served in great capacities in the country
- The first man who brought cocoa to Ghana was related to Akua
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Akua Asabea Ayisi was the first female journalist Ghana has had and served in various capacities in the country.
Per a report by ModernGhana which was compiled by Akosua Tuntum Nahana, a grand-niece to Akua, she became a journalist and also a private secretary to the first president of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Before stepping up to the great title of the first journalist in Ghana, Akua Asabea, who was born in Mampong Akwapem, attended Presbyterian Primary Mampong.
Not quite long after, she continued her education at the Presbyterian Girls School, Osu Accra. She becoming a journalist after she joined the Convention People's Party (CPP).
Akua Asabea Ayisi's father was Okyeame Kofi Ayisi, who was a popular man at the time and had 70 children in total. Her mother, on the other hand, had 10 children and bore the name Mercy Adebra Mensah.
The first female journalist also served in other prominent offices and was part of the assembly who came up with the new constitution after the president at the time was overthrown. In an interesting turn of events, she was not harmed during the coup.
Akua was related to Tetteh Quarshie, the one who brought cocoa to Ghana as her mother was his granddaughter.
As fate would have it, the great woman, who was born on the 3rd of April, 1927, died on April 21, 2010.
Reports confirm that Akua was also a feminist who never got married because she did not want to kowtow to a man.
Meanwhile, A young girl from Zimbabwe named Rebecca Munkombwe, who is only 11, is reported to have rescued her nine-year-old friend from a crocodile attack.
According to reports, the crocodile attacked the innocent nine-year-old called Latoya Muwani while they had both gone swimming together with some other children.
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