President Akufo-Addo has picked a former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to lead a government delegation to the funeral of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The renowned freedom fighter and champion of women’s rights will be buried on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Soweto, South Africa.
Nana Konadu – wife of former president JJ Rawlings – was Ghana’s First Lady during the struggles of the Rainbow Nation.
President Akufo-Addo is of the firm view that her contribution to the liberation of South Africa from the racist ideology of apartheid merits recognition and honour, a statement from the presidency said.
Other members of the Ghana government delegation are the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Charles Owiredu; Deputy Minister for Information, Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, MP; Ambassador-at-Large, Dr. Edward Mahama; and Protocol Officer at the Office of the President, Ms. Ama Serwaa Nyarko.