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Chief of Staff to be honoured at YAWC

The Chief of Staff of the Republic of Ghana, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has been nominated to be celebrated at the 4th Young African Women Congress (YAWC) which is set to take place in Accra, Ghana from July 21st to 26th, 2019 on the theme: ‘Grassroots Mobilisation for Women’s Empowerment-Young Women Lead’. 

She will be honoured in relation to her contributions towards women empowerment in the country and across some parts of Africa with a special event dubbed:  ‘Akosua Frema Osei-Opare Day’ to be held in her honour on Tuesday July 23rd within the period of the congress.

At a meeting at Jubilee House on Wednesday, Daniel Osei Tuffuor, Executive Director, and Carol Annang, Board Member of ExLA Group, briefed the Chief of Staff on the event meant to recount her achievements and celebrate her as part of major activities at congress to inspire good leadership on the continent. 

In her response, Mrs Osei-Opare expressed joy at the recognition of her achievements, appreciated the Group for honour done her, congratulated the Group for staying committed to promoting good leadership in Africa, empowering females and confirmed her participation in the congress.

‘The Akosua Frema Osei-Opare Day’, is first in series of events, to recognise and celebrate astute women of Africa for their contributions to women empowerment for national and global impact, specifically named after the woman proposed to be celebrated at the congress. 

Mrs Osei-Opare has been a public figure for a number of years, having served in various capacities in Ghana and some parts of Africa. She has distinguished herself in areas of academia, politics and international civil service. Hitherto without disdain, she has been an inspiration to many. She crowns her achievement with the current position as the Chief of Staff of the Republic of Ghana, the first woman to achieve this feat in Ghana and West Africa. 

The YAWC is a Pan-African event opened to young women of African descent within the age limits of 18 years and 45 years. It is a platform which fosters knowledge-sharing and cultural exchanges among nations and generations.

Major activities at congress include keynote presentation, panel discussions, group brainstorming sessions, display of Africa’s progressive culture as well as project story presentations by delegates and trips to interesting sites to promote Africa’s heritage and tourism. 

Its main objective is captured in its motto: ‘Empowering Women for Continental Development and Integration for a Better World’. –ghanaweb.com

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