Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Seven (7) Facts You May Not Know About The First Lady

10:13:00 AM


The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, turned 67 years yesterday, March 12, 2018.
Here are 7 facts you  may not know about the First Lady.

1. Background

Mrs Akufo-Addo was born Rebecca Naa Okaikor in 1951 to Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph and Frances Philipina (née Mann) as the third of seven children.

Her father, Griffith-Randolph, served as Ghana's Speaker of Parliament during the Third Republic with Dr Hilla Limann as president.

The First Lady's mother who hailed from Ningo was of German descent.

2. Education

Auntie Becky had her basic education at the Achimota Primary School before proceeding to the Wesley Grammar School in Accra for her secondary education.

She later enrolled at the Government Secretarial School where she qualified as a professional secretary.

3. Work

Having qualified as a secretary, Mrs Akufo-Addo got employed by the Merchant Bank where she worked for some time before relocating to the United Kingdom (UK).

While in the UK, she qualified as a legal secretary and got worked at two different reputable places, Clifford Chance and Ashurst Morris Crisp, both multinational firms

4. Marriage

Auntie Becky and President Akufo-Addo have been married for over 20 years. Actually, April 13 would mark their 21st anniversary.

The have five children, Edwina, Gyankroma, Yeboakua, Valerie, and Adriana; and five children.

5. Philanthropy

The First Lady is known to be a philanthropist through her Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation which focuses on child health and education.

She recently opened a GHC 10 million Mother and Baby's Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) after she personally led efforts to raise funds for the project last year.

Apart from her own foundation, the First Lady also serves as the patron of Infanta Malaria, a charity dedicated to the prevention of Malaria in children.

6. Hobbies

Mrs Akufo-Addo whiles away time by engaging in floristry, interior decoration, and/or reading.

7. Favourite Food

The First Lady likes kenkey and fish. And this should not be a surprise at all, she is Ga for real.


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