We’ve Lost a Gem

“We are robbed of decades of all the things we can’t imagine Akua would have accomplished with the remainder of her life”.

On the evening of Thursday June 8, 2017, the Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) received a call that broke our hearts, of the tragic death of our friend, sister, partner and courageous environmentalist Akua Akyaa Nkrumah. Akua was not just an amazing woman, she was a brilliant researcher and by far, our best environmental technologist in the Environmental Movement in Ghana. While we waited for the family to officially announce this tragic loss, we couldn’t blink an eye that night, we were underwhelmingly stunned, shattered, sadder and half.

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Our only consolation at this time is the fact that Akua did an amazing work for our planet; she was a fiery change maker, relentless in her ideas and dedicated to the Green Ghanaian Initiative, a legacy and a vision that the Movement will do well to continue to support.

We do hope that all who were close and worked with her will find comfort while we continue to pray for the bereaved family for strength. We are robbed of decades of all the things we can’t imagine Akua would have accomplished with the remainder of her life. We’ve lost a gem, we’ve lost a fighter. We mourn! #RIPGreenAkua

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