90th birthday of Ghana's 1st policewoman gets celebrated in grand style

90th birthday of Ghana's 1st policewoman gets celebrated in grand style

- Rosemond Nkansah the 1st female police officer has had a grand party to mark her 90th birthday

- Top-notch individuals in the police force, as well as retired colleagues of Rosemond, were there to grace the occasion

- Rosemond was the lady who fought for women in the police force to be able to get married, as the law did not permit that previously

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It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh earlier reported how Ghana’s first female police officer, Rosemond Nkansah's birthday was celebrated on January 13, 2020.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the executive of Police Women Associations (POLAS) caught up with PW1 Rosemond Nkansah as she celebrated her 90th birthday.

In attendance was also PW4 and PW 6 who also came to celebrate their squadmate whom they were all enlisted together in 1952 into the then Gold Coast Police Force.

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90th birthday of Ghana's 1st policewoman gets celebrated in grand style

90th birthday of Ghana's 1st policewoman gets celebrated in grand style
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COP/Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Director-General of Police Welfare, ACP Lydia Donkor, Director Police Prosecutions at Greater Accra Regional Police, Supt/Mrs. Sheila Abayie-Buckman, Director PAD and a host of retired and serving policewomen were also there to grace the occasion.

Paying a lifetime glorious tribute to PW1 on her 90th birthday, COP/Mrs. Jane Donkor highlighted the contributions of PW 1 the then Gold Coast Police Force and mother Ghana.

During their days in the Gold Coast Police Force, policewomen were not allowed to marry and get pregnant and so when it came that PW 1 was about to get married, she resigned.

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90th birthday of Ghana's 1st policewoman gets celebrated in grand style

90th birthday of Ghana's 1st policewoman gets celebrated in grand style
Source: UGC

Before she left, she petitioned the police administration against that very clause which restricted policewomen to get married and get pregnant.

The clause was subsequently removed paving way for other policewomen who have resigned to be reinstated. In it all, PW1 lasted in the police service for five years after meritorious service to the then police force.

In other news, a Ghanaian start-up at Agbogba in Accra called the Okuafo Foundation has been awarded a whopping ¢3.3 million for inventing a mobile application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect diseases in crops at an early stage without using internet connection.

Ventureburn.com indicates that the Agritech startup Okuafo Foundation was awarded $600 000 ( Approximately ¢3.3 million) after it won the food category in the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is an annual $3 million prize set aside to recognize, celebrate and inspire innovative projects that are making a great impact on society.

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