Queenmothers have been commended for their critical role in traditional governance in the country. They wield social powers and influence as custodians of the stool. Queenmothers also play a vital role by seeing to the welfare of every one in their communities. The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama gave the commendation at the installation of Nana Lako as the Tufuhemaa of New Akrade and Nana Tenkorang as the Ankobeahene. The 57 years old Tufuhemaa is a UK based beauty consultant and known in private life as Rose Okoh-Ampene while the 33 year old Ankobeahene is a mechanic and known in private life as Richard Agyemang. According to the First Lady,  women in leadership positions have always acted as mediators, consultants, advisors, source of wisdom and a uniting force. She therefore entreated queenmothers to always show leadership capabilities by stepping in to hold their communities together anytime there is misunderstanding. She congratulated the new traditional leaders to show fortitude, courage, selflessness and steadfast in discharging their duties. They should also undertake the task ahead them with enthusiasm, hard work and dedication to bring a positive change in the community, especially to women and children.

Source: ERCC PR – UNIT

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