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Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Adeline Bamford-Addo, Georgina Wood grab honorary doctorate degrees from UPSA

Headlines Left to right: First Lady H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, former Speaker of Parliament Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, and former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood
DEC 5, 2023 LISTEN
Left to right: First Lady H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, former Speaker of Parliament Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, and former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) will confer honorary doctorate degrees on three accomplished Ghanaian women for their outstanding lifelong contributions to the development of the country.

Her Excellency the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, former Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Adeline Bamford-Addo, and former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood will receive the honours at UPSA's 15th Congregation on Tuesday, December 12.

According to the statement from UPSA released on Tuesday, December 5, "the recipients of the honorary doctorate degrees include Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, founder of The Rebecca Foundation is being honoured for her exceptional visionary ideas and lifetime engagements, immensely contributing to the development of the general well-being of women and children's health and education in society."

Through her foundation, UPSA noted Mrs. Akufo-Addo has "impacted lives positively...changing destinies and building lives."

Rt. Hon. Justice Adeline Bamford-Addo is being honored for her "professional and remarkable service in the public service in Ghana as the pacesetter in both the judiciary and legislature."

She notably contributed to "the drafting of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana" and her "achievements paved the way for a new dawn of women justices in Ghana's Supreme Court."

Her Ladyship Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, Ghana's former first female Chief Justice, is recognized for her "excellence spanning decades of unbroken professional & and public service."

As Chief Justice, the statement said, she "laid a strong foundation for the judiciary of Ghana due to her niche expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution."

By conferring honorary doctorates on these esteemed women, UPSA celebrates its decades of pioneering service and dedication to advancing Ghana.

The institution hopes the recognition could also inspire more women to follow in their footsteps.

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