Faustina Acheampong

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Faustina Acheampong
First Lady of Ghana
In role
January 13, 1972 – July 5, 1978
Preceded by Adeline Y. Akufo-Addo
Succeeded by Emily Akuffo
Personal details
Born Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast
Political party National Redemption Council
Supreme Military Council
Spouse(s) Ignatius Kutu Acheampong
Profession First Lady, Campaigner

Faustina Acheampong (/əˈæmˈpɒŋ/ ə-CHAM-PONG-G) was the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana from 1972 to 1978. She was the spouse of General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Chairman of the National Redemption Council and Supreme Military Council and Head of state of Ghana from 1972 to 1978. She was once falsely accused of involvement in a plot to poison her husband, but was exonerated.[1]


She lost her position to Emily Akuffo, when General Acheampong was toppled in a Palace Coup led by General Fred W.K. Akuffo, who then formed the Supreme Military Council II (SMC II) Government. This regime while in the process of bringing Ghana back to Constitutional Governance was itself toppled by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, led by Jerry Rawlings.

Post First Lady[edit]

She has most recently been living in the UK and has been involved with charitable institutions working with Ghana.[2]


  1. ^ Tagoe, George (2004). Genesis Four. Trafford Publishing. pp. 36–44. ISBN 1-55395-569-2. 
  2. ^ "Kwamang Community In UK Support Programmes At Home". Ghana HomePage. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 

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