Wedaga’s ferocious presentation of her heroine and mentor, Mrs Clara Kwolaga Beeri Kasser-Tee, dazzled the judges and secured the Most Eloquent prize.Princess Diana Wedaga Ayongo from the Upper East region took the audience on a long journey to meet the irresistible daughter of the land, Mrs Beeri Kasser-Tee. From Wedaga’s powerful and grandiloquence speech, we learnt of the many impactful activities from the ripple effect of a woman from the heart of Navrongo.
“Women, they say, are a powerful tool for change. My greatest inspiration to become a lawyer and my heroine is no other person than a woman that I refer to as the Lioness of the Upper East Region of Ghana. She is a 360 woman, that is a bold, intelligent and hardworking woman. She is a lawyer, a lecturer, a wife, a mother and a daughter. She is no other person than Lawyer Mrs Clara Kowlaga Beeri Kasser-Tee.”
According to Wedaga, Mrs Beeri Kasser-Tee was born to Mr and Mrs Beeri in the village of Navrongo. She is the eldest of five children with a dream to be a fighter for the rights of the less privileged in her community. She also wanted to leave her mark on the nations developmental journey.
“Many people told her that her dreams were too ambitious and expensive for a lady. She didn’t listen to them because it is their opinion. But as Barack Obama once said, Yes, we can. Hence she persevered and got into the University of Ghana Law School. Clara has a very inspiring educational background. She happens to be the first woman from my region to be honoured for the Honorary John Mensah Sarbah Memorial Prize. And the first woman from my region to lecture at the University of Ghana Law School and the GIMPA Law School. And the best graduating student of her class.”
Wedaga spoke about the numerous achievement of Mrs Clara Kowlaga Beeri Kasser-Tee, which included representing the country on international matters and serving as a role model for CAMFED in 2012. She also developed an effective tax collection system, which has been approved by the Ghana judiciary service and the Ghana Revenue Authority.
“My heroine had her own challenges. She lost her father a week before graduating from the University of Ghana Law School. Clara advocate for the provision of Day Care Centers and paternity leave in order to ease the burden of career women. She believes that a healthy home contributes to a healthy nation.”
By Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana