Rebecca Naa Dedei Aryeetey, 1923 to 22nd June 1961, was a Ghanaian businesswoman, Political Activist and a Feminist. She was popularly known for her flour business in Ghana and was very wealthy.

Naa was a very close friend of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, very popular and was the Chief Financier of Nkrumah’s Party. Naa campaigned and supported Nkrumah against her own Kinsman, Odartey Lamptey and as Such, generated more haters for herself.

She mobilized all the market women at Accra and they voted massively for Nkrumah. She accompanied Nkrumah to a gathering at Ho in the Volta Region where she was poisoned with food by the enemies of Nkrumah And she died.

She died childless. Naa Invested all she has in the CPP party. She brought the Idea of bringing doubled-decker transport buses to Accra with the help of an American friend. That’s why those buses were named after her “Auntie Dedei”. Naa was honoured and she was placed on Ghana’s 50 Pesewas coin!!

Source: We Are Ga.

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