GaDangme’s of Note (Past and Present)

PAST

 

Dedei Ashikinshan – Business Woman, Political Activist and Financier of the CPP.
 
Oko Kolomashi¬† – Leader of the “Kolomashi” (meaning colonials must leave in Ga). This movement used song and dance to protest against colonial rule.
 
Docia Angelina Naki Kisseih – The Founder and first president of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA). The first nurse in Ghana with a Doctoral Degree and the first Ghanaian to be Chief Nursing officer. Docia was influential in pioneering developments in nursing and nursing education in Ghana.
 
Nii Kwabena Bonne III (Boycotthene) –¬†Organised a boycott of all European exports because of their inflated prices. This in conjunction with the events of the 28th of February 1948 marked the beginning of the process of independence for the Gold Coast.
 
Elsie Ofuatey-Kodjoe – Founder of the Ghana Girl Guide Association
 
Erasmus Ransford Tawiah Madjitey – The first Ghanaian to head the Ghanaian police service and the first African south of the sahara and the British commonwealth to command a police force.
 
Sophia Oboshie Doku – Political Activist who played an important role in Ghana’s independence fight. Also one of the first female parliamentarians of the republic of Ghana
 

Nii Amon Kotei – Ghanaian Artist, Surveyor and designer of Ghana’s Coat of Arms.
 
Laura Adorkor Kofi
– Prominent leader and spokesperson in the Black Nationalist Movement and Founder of the African Universal Church. An area in Florida was also named after her “Adorkaville”.
 
E.T Mensah (Emmanuel Tettey Mensah) – King of Highlife music. Leader of the Tempos Band and composer of “Ghana Freedom”.

 

Mary Ayeley Laryea aka Akua Shorshorshor – founding member and treasurer of the CPP, president of the Market Women’s Association and Womens leader of the organisers council during Gen. I.K Acheampong’s Supreme Military Council (SMC) Regime
 
 

PRESENT

 
Dr Felix Konotey -Ahulu – One of the worlds leading experts on Sickle cell. Also developed a method for writing African Tonal languages.
 
Veronica Ayele Bekoe – Biological Scientist and inventor of the Veronica Bucket.
 
Nii Narku Quaynor (Africa’s Father of the internet) – Computer engineer who pioneered internet development throughout Africa.
 
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP – One of the first women of Ghanaian heritage to become a member of parliament in the UK.
 
Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu – Award Winning NASA robotics engineer.
 
Caroline Tetteyfio Koney – Vice President of Ghana anaesthetists society, Head of the Anaesthesia Department in 37 Military Hospital and Director of a school of Anaesthesia for the training of CRAs.
 
Herman Chinery-Hesse – Ghanaian Software entrepreneur and founder of SOFTribe – The largest Software company in Ghana.

 

 

This is an image of notable gadangmes past and present

Please note I do not own the copyright to any of these images.

 

By Naa Adjeley Tsofanye