Rebecca Akufo-Addo shares a throwback picture of herself to recount her ambitions for Ghanaians and how her life changed after marrying a politician, Nana Akufo-Addo.
It is just 5 days more to the general elections in Ghana and Rebecca Akufo-Addo is trying every means to campaign for an additional four years in power for her husband because of how visionary is he.
In a unique way, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has shared an old picture of herself when she was 20 years and recounts how at that point she was like an ordinary 20-year-old girl.
In her post, she narrated that although she was 20-years she did care about her country because her father was late, Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph, the first African Commissioner of Income Tax. He was a Judge and later Speaker of Parliament who woke up every morning putting in his bit, hoping that Ghana got better.
According to Rebecca, she did have passion in serving the country especially considering her father’s efforts in service however, she was graced to have married a smart man, a politician and a visionary man whom they shared a common interest.
Read her full statements below:
Here in this picture is a 20-year-old Rebecca Griffiths-Randolph. Unassuming, coy, and bustling in her post-teenage fickleness. Like many young girls around that age, I’m not sure I knew exactly what my life held for me.
I must have had dreams – or fantasies even, and I did care a lot about this country because I knew people who served her. Like my father, Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph, the first African Commissioner of Income Tax. He was a Judge and later Speaker of Parliament who woke up every morning putting in his bit, hoping that Ghana got better. Did I possibly see myself leading any of these charges? Most likely not.
Yet the last four years have been humbling. I wake up every morning, adjusting to this charge of First lady; partnering a man not only for love but in deep service of our country – the first gentleman. Today, I wonder what the 20-year-old Naa Okaikor understood of marriage and of service to country. Whether she ever imagined that she would become a First Lady. And that the nation’s love would be her love and the nation’s companion would be hers too and moreso, the nation’s worries.
It’s a reality a 69-year old Rebecca Akufo-Addo has had to get used to – that if you marry a man whose heart beats for his nation, yours must beat for it too.
Indeed, many of the things Nana talks about and has achieved these last four years are things he’s talked about ever since I’ve known and been married to him. I feel privileged to see a much closer view of a man who cares more about keeping his promises. As a citizen, I’m confident about the future of this country; that it is led by a President who has shown the clearest vision about Ghana, about the economy, education, agriculture, industrialization and about young people.
And so more than ever, I feel married to politics; the kind that changes the life of a young Thomas Amoaning of Adeiso SHS who although walked 6 kilometres everyday to school never wavered in his ambition to become an Economist.
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