Meet The First Ghanaian Woman To Be Appointed General Of The Ghana Armed Forces


As the world is bit by bit inclining towards the limit of giving ladies the order, the chance to lead and assume responsibility in their different undertakings, Ghana isn’t an exemption for the standard.


The tale of Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu who is the principal female to be named as a General of the Ghana Armed Forces starts when she originally joined the GAF in 1978 at 18 years old years.


Subsequent to having been prepared for quite some time, Edjeani-Afenu was dispatched into the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on April 25, 1980, as per subtleties on

Preceding possessing her situation as a General of the GAF, Edjeani-Afenu additionally turned into the principal female to be selected Brigadier General in the country.

Her excursion to the fantastic accomplishment began after she served in the military for more than forty years and rose through positions to turn into a General of the Armed Forces.


Notwithstanding her numerous accomplishments, while ascending through the positions in the GAF, Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu was in 1999 designated as the Commanding Officer of the Forces Pay Regiment, making her the principal female to possess the situation throughout the entire existence of the GAF.

She has likewise served in different limits in the Ghana Armed Forces just as Ghana’s agent military guide to its super durable mission in New York from 2013 to 2016.

In 2019, she was additionally named as the Deputy Force Commander at the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).


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