8 Ghanaian women who were the 1st to accomplish specific triumphs

8 Ghanaian women who were the 1st to accomplish specific triumphs

- Lots of Ghanaian women have lately been achieving giant feats in their various fields

- These recent achievements appear to be built upon the hard work of a few women who took charge to be the first in chalking specific feats in Ghana's history

- Briefly.co.za takes a look at 8 women in Ghana who have been the first in their fields to achieve amazing successes

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Many Ghanaian women have lately been rising in their fields with groundbreaking successes but a number of them have been the first to accomplish some coveted feats.

International Women's Day was held around the globe on March 8 to celebrate and honour women for their roles and achievements as well as listen to the issues that still need to be addressed.

As part of the seasonal celebrations, Briefly.co.za takes a look at 8 women in Ghana who have been the first in their fields to achieve specific awe-inspiring feats in the history of the country.

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1. Prof Jane N Opoku-Agyemang

The first female vice-chancellor of the University of Cape-Coast

2. Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse

The first female chancellor of the University of Ghana

3. Ms Matilda Baffour Awuah

The first female Director-General, Ghana Prisons Service

4. Constance Edjeane-Afenu

The first female Brigadier-General, Ghana Armed Forces

5. Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo

The first female Speaker of Parliament in Ghana

6. Justice Annie Ruth Jiagge

The first female high court judge of the Commonwealth

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7. Mrs Charlotte Osei

The first female chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana

8. Georgina Theodora Wood

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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