Ten women aged above 50 years who have excelled in their various endeavours in life and demonstrated selflessness, good leadership roles and impacted positively on society were last week Friday honoured in Accra.
The women were nominated from the 10 regions of the country by opinion and religious leaders as well as identifiable women’s groups in their communities based on their approachability, integrity, dutifulness and sacrifice.
Each of the women was given a plaque and a hamper by the organisers of the event, Shear Power Ventures Ghana. It was coordinated by Ewra Adwoa Buahema.
Dubbed: "Portrait of an Excellent Woman", the event aims at showcasing the inherent beauty of women in society.
Held at the National Theatre, the event has the theme: "Excellent woman — The role of woman in nation building".
The women included: Leocadia Aleser from Upper West, Melanie Kaisie from the Upper East, Doris Nana Marfo from Brong-Ahafo, Theodosia Jackson from Ashanti and Mama Atrato II, from the Volta Region.
The rest are Nana Aba Ayaaba from Central Region, Ama Bene from Eastern Region, Comfort Zormelo from Greater Accra Region, and Sarah Nyamekye from Western Region.
Fatti Issaka from the Northern Region, who died just after she was nominated, was honoured posthumously.
Ms Kaisie was nominated from the 10 women as the ambassador of women, and will thus lead a campaign in the promotion of women’s rights in the country.
Before they received the honours, a short documentary on the amazing life, achievement, and vision of each of the women was shown after which they took turns to deliver short speeches about their success story.
The Minister of Women and Child-ren’s Affairs, Hajia Alima Mahama, urged the women to continue to serve as role models in their communities and beyond, adding, "you represent the hundreds of women who have taken it upon themselves to be mothers".
The Ramblers Band and Kwabena Kwabena thrilled the audience at the event held at the National Theatre.