The first woman ever to be named Ghana’s chief of staff is a U of G grad.
Akosua Frema Osei-Opare was celebrated as one of the first females to occupy high offices in the West African nation in an article in that country’s GhanaWeb.com. The article celebrates the accomplishments of four Ghanaian women.
She received a master’s degree in food science from U of G in 1976 and went on to become a lecturer and department head at the University of Ghana. She also worked with the United Nations in the Women in Fisheries project in various capacities in Uganda, Ethiopia, Congo and Namibia, and is a development consultant.
She served as a deputy minister in the government of president John Agyekum Kufuor and was a two-term member of parliament. She was appointed chief of staff by president Nana Akufo-Addo in 2017.