First Female Brigadier General In Ghana: Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu Biography

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Brigadier General Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu

Constance was the first female brigadier general of the Ghana Armed Forces and served as the Deputy Military Adviser to Ghana’s Permanent Mission in New York City.

Brigadier General Edjeani-Afenu also participated in UN peacekeeping operations as the GhanBat (Ghana Battalion) in UNIFIL (1994 & 1998); MONUSCO (2007), and UNMIL (2009).


First Female Brigadier General In Ghana: Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu Biography

BG Constance Ama Edjeani-Afenu joined the Ghana Military (GAF) in 1978 at 18 years old. After a severe shock about the demanding existence of a fighter, she finished what had been started and was viewed as the strongest official.

Outfitting towards an astounding 40 years in the military, BG Edjeani-Afenu was offered the position of Brigadier General. From 2013 – to 2016, she worked as Ghana’s Ghana’s deputy military advisor to its permanent mission in New York; being the principal lady to do as such. With her new position, she will currently take up a post at the Service of Protection in the capital, Accra.

Edjeani-Afenu’s dad was in the military, just like her two sisters who predeceased her. She experienced childhood in Tamale and went to Kamina Barracks quarters Essential and Military Exploratory in Kumasi prior to reading up for O-and A-levels at Wesley Young ladies’ Senior Secondary School in Cape Coast.

Edjeani-Afenu was married to Fred Afenu, an army officer; they had three children. She died after a brief illness on 24 January 2022, according to Ghana Armed Forces officials.

She was well celebrated in the media after her death.

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