First Lady of Ghana
Rebecca Akufo-Addo
since 7 January 2017
Inaugural holderFathia Nkrumah
Formation1 July 1960

First Lady of Ghana is the title of the wife of a sitting president of Ghana. The current first lady is Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who has held the position since 2017. They are not officially given salaries but the Ghanaian first and second lady are both given clothing allowances to serve as initiatives to be comfortable enough to advocate the country through material forms of culture.[1]

First ladies of Ghana since independence

Name Term Begins Term Ends President or Head of State
Fathia Nkrumah 1 July 1960 24 February 1966 Kwame Nkrumah[2]
Mildred Ankrah 24 February 1966 2 April 1969 Joseph Arthur Ankrah[3]
Christine Afrifa 2 April 1969 7 August 1970 Akwasi Afrifa[4]
Nana Afua Frema 7 August 1970 31 August 1970 Nii Amaa Ollennu
Adeline Akufo-Addo 31 August 1970 13 January 1972 Edward Akufo-Addo
Faustina Acheampong 13 January 1972 5 July 1978 Ignatius Kutu Acheampong
Emily Akuffo 5 July 1978 4 June 1979 Fred Akuffo
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings 4 June 1979 24 September 1979 Jerry Rawlings
Fulera Limann 24 September 1979 31 December 1981 Hilla Limann
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings 31 December 1981 7 January 2001 Jerry Rawlings
Theresa Kufuor 7 January 2001 7 January 2009 John Kufuor
Ernestina Naadu Mills[5] 7 January 2009 24 July 2012 John Atta Mills
Lordina Mahama 24 July 2012 6 January 2017 John Dramani Mahama
Rebecca Akufo-Addo 7 January 2017 Present Nana Akufo-Addo


First Lady of Ghana Ethnicity Religious affiliation
Fathia Nkrumah Egyptian Copt
Mildred Ankrah Ewe/Congolese Roman Catholic
Christine Afrifa Ashanti (Akan) Anglican
Adeline Akufo-Addo Akyem (Akan) Presbyterian
Faustina Acheampong Ashanti (Akan) Roman Catholic
Emily Akuffo Akuapem (Akan) Presbyterian
Fulera Limann Sissala Roman Catholic
Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings Ashanti (Akan) Roman Catholic
Theresa Kufuor Bono (Akan) Roman Catholic
Ernestina Naadu Mills Ga-Dangme Presbyterian
Lordina Mahama Bono (Akan) Assemblies of God
Rebecca Akufo-Addo Ga Anglican

See also


  1. ^ "Presidency of the Republic of Ghana: First Ladies". Office of the President of Ghana. Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  2. ^ "People Search - Find People Fast and Free | Radaris".
  3. ^ "Wives of Military Rulers".
  4. ^ "MRS AFRIFA STORMS NRC NEXT WEEK". 30 November 2001.
  5. ^ Warunga, Joseph (2010-05-17). "Meeting the first ladies of Africa". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-07-30.