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21.03.2007 Feature Article

Yaa Asantewaa Incarnate!!! – A Tribute to Hon. Hawa Yakubu

Yaa  Asantewaa  Incarnate!!! – A  Tribute to Hon. Hawa  Yakubu
It is with indescribable shock, sadness and sorrow that I express my condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Ms. Hawa Yakubu, former member of the Ghana National Assembly and Minister of Tourism in the Government of the New Patriotic Party.
I hope that Ghanaians could take solace and pride in Mama Hawa's sterling courage in speaking truth to injustice and tyranny at a time when our country was in dire need of principled and patriotic men.
In essence, the Honorable Hawa Yakubu was the bravest “Man” of our time; a citizen who was more than a match for the megalomaniacal reprobates of the so-called Provisional National Democratic Congress (for such was how she initially distinguished herself).
I will personally miss the “Iron Lady,” because Hawa Yakubu typified for me the fearless and indefatigable kind of woman that I wish every Ghanaian woman could become, if only to run the terrorists and terror-mongers amidst us out of Parliament and out of town.
Obaa Katakyie, Dammirifua! Obaa Katakyie Okwanso Kosekose! Obaa Katakyie, Ghanaman D'wase Ahenewa!
(Brave Woman, Peace, Be Still! Warrior-Woman, Safe Passage! Courageous Woman, Ghanaians Will Forever Be In Your Debt!!!)

*Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Department of English, Nassau Community College of the State University of New York, Garden City.
Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., © 2007

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