“The Lady In Boots,” a memoir chronicling the challenges, resilience and achievements of the first ever female Major General, Constance Emefa Edjeani-Afenu has been introduced into the market.
Detailing Max Morning Agenda in Accra on Thursday about the book, Veteran actress, Akorfa Edjeani who is the sister of the author said Emefa died last year after she wrote the the book and was with the publishers.
“She was actually on peace keeping mission when she returned, God in his wisdom called her home,” she lamented.
Akorfa indicated that being the first ever female major General in the history of Ghana Arm forces since 1957, the late Emefa decided to pen down her journey in one book to inspire the public especially women to strive for excellence.
“She is the first of so many things when she was in the military academy. She was even a Cadet Sergeant until graduation, a position which was not given to a female.”
“She is the first ever commanding officer at the pay office, first deputy commanding officer at peace keeping and so on so the challenges, the resilient, the determination, inspiration and the god factor made her write the journey of her service since independence,” she added
Generally, Akorfa said, the book was written to inspire everyone especially the female child and underscored the need for every house hold to buy a copy for their children.
She recounted that her sister passed through thick and thin before climbing to the ladder, stressing that there were moments critics used her body to disqualify her.
That, Akorfa said did not deter the late Emefa, she remained focus and never gave up on her dreams.
“In the memoirs, she encouraged people to stay focus. Don’t let negativity get to you, have a dream, have a goal, stick to it and work towards it,” she added.
The Memoirs of Ghana’s first female Major General was launched on Wednesday September 6, 2023 at Burma Hall in Burma Camp, Accra at exactly 10:00am.
The occasion was graced by prominent personalities including the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, Representative of the Chief of Staff, Advisor from the presidency, Deputy Minister for Defense, Soldiers, Senior officers and Major Generals.
Gifty Afenyi Dadzie was the chairperson of the event.
Source: Ghana/MaxTV/MaxFM/max.com.gh/Joyceline Natally Cudjoe