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.
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