Ghana’s former first lady Lordina Mahama returned to the classroom to bag a Masters degree.
Local media in the country have shared pictures and updates of the former first lady during her graduation in the United Kingdom. She was awarded a Masters of Laws (LLM) degree in Business Law/International Business Law by the De-Montfort University located in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Aged 56 years, Lordina Mahama is a prominent Ghanaian politician. She is the wife of the fourth President of the Fourth Republic and current out-going President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama.
Lordina Mahama served as the first lady of the gold-rich country while John Dramani Mahama was president.
According to a report by the Daily Graphic, the former First Lady studied online as a long-distance student over the period she was enrolled in the school.
She already holds a Master’s Degree in Governance and Leadership plus a first degree in Hospitality Management from one of the country’s prestigious varsities, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
During her time as the first lady, Mrs. Mahama was known for championing causes that promote the interests of women and children. She was also an active member of the Organization of African First Ladies.
Her husband, John Dramani Mahama served as president from 2011 till 2016. He had previously served as Vice-President to John Atta Mills who died in office.
Mahama served out Mills’ tenure before winning a substantive first term in 2016. He failed to secure reelection in 2016 when incumbent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo defeated him at the polls.
Interestingly, Lordina Mahama has a chance of becoming Ghana’s first lady again. Her husband and former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has been chosen by the main opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, to lead the party into the upcoming December 2020 elections.
He will be running against the current president, Akufo-Addo, who beat him to the seat in the last elections and will be contesting for a second and final term in office.
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