Just as the Holy Book clearly reminds us always about the narrow path and the wide route, it’s incumbent upon us to figure out which one is right and best for us while keeping in mind and memory the consequences of our choices.
Some become professors, doctors, lawyers, bankers, etc. in their adolescent stage, while others may take several years to attain that status. Same destination but different acquisition time and period, but that does not mean one is more relevant than the other. There may be several factors that account for that, and undoubtedly, natural endowments (academic disposition or potential) is one, coupled with socioeconomic bearings, among others.
One of Ghana’s female youngest ministers, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, Esq has an inspiring story to unfold to us in the subsequent paragraphs.
Born on December 28, 1981 in Accra, Ghana, the renowned female political icon has been a source of inspiration for many young women in the country and beyond, who aspire to join the political environment.
Many may have searched about her educational background on various social media platforms, particularly the Secondary School she attended.
The reality is that neither was she denied a secondary education nor did she refuse to complete it, but her parents had a different plan for her.
When her colleagues were busily schooling at Ghana’s prestigious Senior High Schools, she was also in her one corner consuming the same academic materials that were being used in school at that time. And I’m sure she had the chance to be on top of the game since she was not usually under any strict academic environment.
Her parents arranged a teacher for her, and she was gradually taken through a home-tution process.
And when she realised that she was equipped enough, she registered, wrote and passed her Advanced Level Certificate Examination.
Adwoa then gained admission into the University of Ghana, Legon at age 17 to study a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
It’s not surprising she’s thriving well in her political leadership roles currently. While in Legon, she served as the Vice-President of the University’s Law Students Union.
She proceeded to the Ghana School of Law to continue her studies, and in 2004, she called to the Ghana Bar when she was only 22 years old.
Hon. Sarah further gained admission into George Washington University to study LLM.
She didn’t return to Ghana right after her master’s, she used that opportunity to gain grounds in the United States, and was luckily employed to work in the Office of the Attorney General in the District of Columbia, Washington DC, United States.
When Adwoa returned to her motherland in 2005, she enthusiastically worked as a legal practitioner at Kulendu, @ Law as well as Zoe, Akyea and Co. while serving as a mediator on the Mediation Committee of the Legal Aid Board of Ghana.
She was the brain behind the changing of the name, ‘Public Procurement Board’ to Public Procurement Authority when she served as the first legal officer of the organization.
She experienced her first elevation in her political career in 2012, when the people of Dome Kwabenya entrusted their hope, development and vision in her hands to represent them in the 6th parliament of the Fourth Republic.
After winning the seat for the second time in 2016, Adwoa was elevated to the position of Deputy Majority Leader of Ghana’s 7th parliament. And in 2017, she was appointed by president Akufo-Addo as the Minisiter of State in the area of Government Procurement.