The First Lady Rebecca (middle) with the Queen Mothers
The Eastern Regional Queen Mothers Association has paid a courtesy call on the First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo at her office to congratulate her on her new role.
They also pledged their support for her and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in all their engagements to ensure a successful presidency.
The queen mothers, through their President, Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, who doubles as the Queenmother of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council in Kyebi, expressed gratitude to the First Lady for her unwavering support to her husband throughout the campaign which eventually led to his victory in 2016.
The queen mothers presented the First Lady with gifts, including pieces of cloth, beads and some artifacts.
The First Lady, in her address, expressed her gratitude for the visit and gifts and assured the queen mothers that she would ensure that all the promises made by her and the president during the campaign would be fulfilled to the benefit of all Ghanaians.
She also reiterated her readiness to work with them to help improve the lives of their people and Ghanaians in general.
Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua further urged the queen mothers not to waver in their support for the government and also encourage active participation in their various communities to ensure that the government succeeds.
The Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Kofi Dzamesi, who accompanied the queen mothers, expressed appreciation to them for their continuous support of the NPP and government.
He also reiterated that the First Lady, who is an advocate of women empowerment, would bring her influence to bear on leadership and decision-making to ensure that the concerns of the various communities are adequately addressed.
By Daniel Bampoe