A Ghanaian lawyer, Adwoa Kontoh Yeboah has made history after being called to the New York State bar.
Kontoh was sworn in by the New York State Supreme Court at a virtual swearing-in ceremony held on August 19th, 2021.
She’s now licenced to practice both in Ghana and in the state of New York, situated on the East Coast of the United States of America.
Adwoa took to the social media site LinkedIn to announce her magnificent achievement.
She revealed that it has not been an easy ride to get sworn-in since COVID has played a part in delaying the process so she’s relieved it finally went through.
She thanked her friends and family and anyone who supported her in any way.
She wrote: “It’s official! New York Bar Swearing-in Ceremony: 08:19:2021. It’s been a rough ride with delays by COVID and all but here we are; licensed attorney, Ghana and the State of New York. I’m forever grateful to family and some very amazing and supportive friends!”
Adwoa’s swearing-in ceremony was held virtually by justices of the State Supreme Court.
Congratulations to her.
Adwoa Yeboah is not the only one raising high the flag of Ghana out there.
A blind Ghanaian student, Ebenezer Azamati, has also been elected as the President of Oxford University‘s Africa Society.
The Oxford Africa Society (AfriSoc) champions the agenda of African students and the extensive alumni in various leadership positions all over the world.
Azamati won the position and takes over from Kenyan Elisha Ngetich.