The balance of power in Ghana has shifted since the New Patriotic Party won the December 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
YEN, therefore, brings you a list of the most powerful women in Ghana to reflect this new reality.
1. Georgina Wood
The chief justice of Ghana remains one of the most powerful women in the country. She is the fourth in line to the presidency and commands nationwide influence. She is also enjoys immense bi-partisan respect.
2. Rebecca Akufo-Addo
The incoming first lady will become one of the most powerful Ghanaians during the presidency of her husband, Nana Akufo-Addo. She is loved and respected by her husband and has his ear at all times. In this position, she will be able to help shape government policy.
3. Charlotte Osei
The chairperson of the Electoral Commission was the most powerful individual in Ghana in the days leading up to and during the December 2016 elections. With the elections over, she remains one of the most powerful and influential women in Ghana. She would soon oversee reforms at the commission as the 2020 elections approach.
4. Frema Opare
Frema Opare's appointment as chief of staff to president Akufo-Addo will make her one of the most powerful individuals in the government in the next four years.
5. Samira Bawumia
With the election of her husband, Mahamudu Bawumia, as vice-president, Samira has become one of the most powerful women in Ghana. She will have the ear of her husband and be in a position to help him shape public policy.
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6. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
The Ablekuma South MP is one of the closest and most trusted aides of Nana Akufo-Addo. With his victory in the 2016 election, Ursula is set for a big and influential role in government.
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