Sad news reaching our front desk has it that the first woman who obtained the rank of Brigadier General rank in the Ghana Armed Forces, Constance Ama Emefa has passed away.

It was the highest position ever occupied by a female in the Ghana Armed Forces.

First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo confirming the sad news took to her official Facebook page and sent her condolences to family and everyone whose life was touched by this great woman.

She wrote;

I have received sad news of the passing of Brigadier General Constance Ama Emefa Edjeanu-Afenu.

She was the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, which is the highest position ever occupied by a female in the Armed Forces. The United Nations also appointed her as Deputy Force Commander in MINURSO in 2019.

Hers was a life of resilience and breaking barriers. She was a shining example of what women can do.

As an icon for women, she has received laurels from all over, including the
“First Lady’s Award “on International Women’s Day in 2019.

May your soul rest in peace Bridgadier General and my deepest condolences to everyone whose life was touched by this great woman.