Brigadier-General Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu passes on

Ghana’s first female Brigadier-General Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu has passed on. The tragic event occurred at the 37 Military Hospital on Monday the 24th of January, 2022.

In 2016, Edjeani-Afenu became the first female to be appointed to the rank of Brigadier General. Edjeani-Afenu first joined the Armed Forces in 1978 at the age of 18 years after completing her secondary education at the Wesley Girls’ High School.


She went on to serve for over four decades and rose through the ranks to become the first female General of the Armed Forces.

Constance Emefa Edjeani-Afenu, was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, the highest position ever occupied by a female in the Armed Forces, on March 7, 2016.

In 1999 she was appointed as the Commanding Officer of the Forces Pay Regiment, making her the first female Commanding Officer in the history of the Ghana Armed Forces. Her achievements garnered her recognition from the United Nations. In 2019, the UN appointed her as the Deputy Force Commander in MINURSO.

Edjeani-Afenu is survived by her husband Fred Afenu and three children.

May Brigadier-General Constance Edjeani-Afenu find rest in the bosom of our Father in heaven. A true patriot who served her nation, her people and her family, she will always remembered for being the a way maker and a pacesetter in Ghana’s Armed Forces.

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