Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo celebrates her 69th birthday today. Join us in wishing her an awesome birthday.
President Akufo-Addo took to social media, a picture of both of them with well wishes to his wife.
Vice president of Ghana, Bawumia and wife including other government officials and the public, blessed her with heart-warming birthday wishes as well.
Today, we have decided to celebrate the first lady of Ghana who was born, Rebecca Naa Okaikor in 1951, is a Ghanaian from a German descent, because of her mother’s background.
Her father was also into politics and known for serving as a speaker of parliament during Dr Hilla Limann’s tenure of office in the Ghanaian political history.
Mama Rebecca is also known as a philanthropist through her foundations and various project carried out by her foundations.
Some of the foundations established by the first lady includes, Infant Malaria Prevention that seeks to help reduce malaria in infant and young children, the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation.
The Foundation carries out projects like, supporting female education and children by providing skills training for young females and building libraries to instil the culture of learning in children.
Setting up a paediatric and intensive care unit at the Kolebu Teaching Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana to help curb the situation of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
Her foundation presented ambulances to healthcare institution to help save pregnant women and babies.
Currently she embarking on women empowerment program which aims to introduce to women the various vocational skills training known as the Terema Women’s Empowerment Initiative in collaboration with the national board for small scale industries.
In 2019, she was appointed as the development queen mother of Ada traditional area and known by the stool name Naana Ode Opeor Kabukie
Photo credit: President Akufo-Addo