Ghanaians are surprised to hear former president of the fourth republic of Ghana, the late Flight Lieutenant (Rtd) Jerry John Rawlings was a year older than his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.
This revelation outdoored when Nana Konadu Aggyeman-Rawlings gained 72 years though during her widowhood rites, she could not jubilate publicly.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is a Ghanaian politician who was the First Lady of Ghana from 4th June, 1979 to 24th
September, 1979 and 31st December, 1981 to 7th January, 2001, both times under President Jerry John Rawlings.
J.J Rawlings is older than his wife a year because he met her in same school (college). They began been friends indeed towards marriage in those days.
Nana Konadu who was born November 17, 1948 was diligent damsel and attracted J.J and they married in 1977. By then J.J who was born on 1947 was 30 years while the spouse who was also born on 1948 was 29 years old.
Though their ages difference was one (1), it didn’t shake their stay as married couples. They brought forth Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, Kimathi Rawlings and Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings.
Despite age difference matters the more in Ghanaian marriage theory, this did not hinder or scare these legends to wedlock. This should be an example to the youth to emulate and throw that olden mind set of age consideration in marriage.
Be together, share ideas, and compromise on issues. ….there you are successful couples!
By Alex Konlan, Ghananewsprime.com
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