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SAD NEWS: Ghana Buries First Female Brigadier-General

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Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani Afenu
Ghana’s first female Brigadier-General, Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu, has been laid to rest.

She was buried at the Military Cemetary in Accra on Friday, 25 March 2022.

Before her burial, she was promoted to the rank of Major-General posthumously.

In attendance at the funeral were President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other dignitaries.

Brigadier-General Edjeani-Afenu died on Monday, 24 January 2022 at the 37 Military Hospital following a short illness.

She was promoted to the highest position occupied by a female in the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in March 2016.

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After 18 months of regular training at the Ghana Military Academy, she was commissioned into the GAF on 25 April 1980 as a Second Lieutenant.

For her regimental training, she served as a Platoon Commander at the 2nd Battalion of Infantry in 1980.

From 1981 to 1982, she was posted as Platoon Commander and Adjutant to the 3rd Border Guards Battalion.

Brigadier-General Edjeani-Afenu was the first woman to be appointed Deputy Military Adviser (DMILAD) at the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN, New York till 2016.

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