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Lordina Mahama

Lordina Mahama

Lordina Mahama is a Ghanaian former First Lady of Ghana who served as first lady from 2012 to 2017. She is married to the fourth President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama.

1963

Born
06 March 1963

Born

Lordina Mahama was born on March 6, 1963, in Nkoranza, Ghana.

1980

Early life
01 July 1980

Early life

Lordina received her education at Tishigu Anglican elementary school in Tamale and later attended Ghana Secondary School, where she met her future husband, John Dramani Mahama

1992

Personal life
01 July 1992

Personal life

She married John Dramani Mahama in 1992, and they have five children together.

2009

Political roles
01 July 2009

Political roles

Lordina Mahama became the Second Lady of Ghana in January 2009 when her husband, John Dramani Mahama, became the vice-president, and later became the First Lady in July 2012 when he assumed the presidency, during which she actively worked as an advocate for HIV/AIDS, breast and cervical cancer, women's empowerment, and represented Ghana at various conferences; she also served as President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA), receiving recognition for her advocacy and empowerment efforts.

2012

Education and career
01 July 2012

Education and career

Lordina Mahama pursued her education in Hospitality Management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and later obtained a Master's degree in Governance and Leadership from the same institution, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law/International Business Law from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom in 2019.

2013

HIV/AIDS advocacy
01 July 2013

HIV/AIDS advocacy

As First Lady, Lordina Mahama collaborated with the Ghana AIDS Commission and other agencies to provide integrated HIV and AIDS, sexual reproductive health, breast and cervical cancer services across all regions of Ghana, while also advocating for increased awareness of HIV status and early treatment during community engagements and outreach programs, continuing her dedication as an advocate for HIV/AIDS issues.

2015

Breast and cervical cancer advocacy
01 July 2015

Breast and cervical cancer advocacy

During her time as First Lady, Lordina Mahama served as an advocate for breast and cervical cancers, implementing initiatives for early detection screening, supporting immunization programs against HPV, representing Ghana at international conferences, and working towards the implementation of a national strategy for cancer control to reduce the mortality rate of cancer in Ghana.

2016

Care for the underprivileged
01 July 2016

Care for the underprivileged

As First Lady, Lordina Mahama led initiatives to support underprivileged individuals and donated food items, housekeeping supplies, clothes, and other basic items to orphanages and "witch camps" in Ghana, adopting six orphanages and one witch camp as focus facilities for her donations, and making several visits and donations to these and other orphanages throughout her tenure, including the construction of accommodation facilities for alleged witches at the Gambaga camp and inaugurating an accommodation complex for toddlers at the Osu Children's Home.

2016

Humanitarian works
01 December 2016

Humanitarian works

The Lordina Foundation, guided by the motto "The more we share, the more we have," has positively impacted the lives of beneficiaries across various regions of Ghana through charitable donations, particularly during Christmas and other times throughout the year.

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