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Rebecca Akuffo- Addo

Rebecca Akuffo- Addo

Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian public figure and the current first lady of Ghana as the wife of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

1951

Birth of Rebecca Akuffo-Addo
12 March 1951

Birth of Rebecca Akuffo-Addo

On March 12, 1951, Rebecca Akufo-Addo was born to Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph and Frances Phillipina Griffiths-Randolph. Her father, Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph, held the esteemed position of Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana during the Third Republic.

1980

Early life and education
24 June 1980

Early life and education

Rebecca Akufo-Addo received her education in Accra, attending Achimota Primary School and Wesley Grammar School. After completing her secondary education, she furthered her studies at the Government Secretarial School, qualifying as a secretary. She began her professional career at the Merchant Bank in Ghana before relocating to the UK, where she worked as a legal secretary at Clifford Chance/Ashurst Morris Crisp, gaining valuable experience in the legal field.

2017

First lady of Ghana
07 January 2017

First lady of Ghana

Rebecca Akuffo-Addo became the First Lady of Ghana when her husband, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, assumed office as the President of Ghana. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was inaugurated as the President on January 7, 2017.

2019

Awards and Honours
24 June 2019

Awards and Honours

Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been honored with prestigious awards, including being recognized as a Nutrition Champion by the African Leaders for Nutrition, receiving the Excellence in Empowering Women and Children Award at the Africa Public Sector Awards, and being named among the 100 most influential African Women, showcasing her commitment to causes such as nutrition, malaria prevention, and women and children's well-being.


2023

Personal life
24 June 2023

Personal life


Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have been happily married for over two decades, raising five daughters and embracing their roles as grandparents to five grandchildren. Rebecca Akufo-Addo was honored as the Development Queen Mother of the Ada Traditional Area in 2019, assuming the stool name Naana Ode Opeor Kabukie I, and she actively participates in the Accra Ridge Church community while serving as the patron of Infanta Malaria, a charitable organization focused on preventing malaria in children.

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