Timelines of 4 outstanding women who have contributed to Ghanaian politics.

In this feature, we turn our focus to four Ghanaian women in politics who have left a lasting impact on the nation.


Lordina Mahama 

During her tenure as the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, the wife of former President John Dramani Mahama, served as an exemplary figure for women in Ghana. She actively advocated for HIV/AIDS awareness, as well as Breast and Cervical Cancer awareness, demonstrating her commitment to critical health issues. Additionally, her advocacy extended to orphans and individuals often marginalized as witches. As the President of the Lordina Mahama Foundation, a charitable organization, she has been dedicated to empowering women through Technical and Vocational Training (TVET).

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Rebecca Akufo-Addo 

In her capacity as the wife of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the current First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has made significant contributions in the political arena. Leveraging her position, she actively engaged in initiatives related to maternal health and education. Her impactful endeavors include substantial support for health facilities nationwide through donations, provision of equipment, and participation in renovation projects. Her dedication to maternal health has left an indelible mark, securing her place in history as a passionate advocate in this vital area. 

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Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia, the spouse of Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has been actively involved in supporting women through her official capacity. Serving as the Founder and CEO of Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects, a non-profit organization, she concentrates on initiatives related to Health, Education, Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, and Entrepreneurial Development. Since assuming the role of Second Lady in January 2017, she has undertaken numerous projects and initiatives through her non-profit organization.

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