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The Longest Serving Queen In Ghana Who Started Her Reign At Only 19 In 1946 And Still Regning

The longest serving queen mother in Ghana currently is the queen of the Techiman traditional area. She is Nana Afia Abrafi.

Nana Afia Abrafi was born in 1927 to Nana Ama Kyerewaa and Nana Kwaku Twi, the Adaatihene of Takyiman Traditional Area. She was enstooled in 1946 as the 31st Queen of Takyiman Traditional Area. She was enstooled when Nana Akumfi Ameyaw III had initiated the creation of of the Brong-Ahafo region and Ohemaa Abrafi assisted immensely in that direction. 

Nana Abrafi was very instrumental in the establishment of the Takyiman market. Nana was part of the delegation that negotiated for the creation of Takyiman District Assembly during the tenure of the late General I.K. Acheampong. Nana had been a strong campaigner against pre-marital sex by the youth and even ensured the reinstating of puberty rites (Bragoro) to curb the surge of teenage pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases.

Nana Abrafi is the longest serving Queen in Ghana, having served during pre and post-colonial periods. Nana had served under Nana Akumfi Ameyaw III, Nana Kwakye Ameyaw II, Osaberima Dotobibi Takyia Ameyaw II and the current Omanhene Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV. 

Nana is almost a century year old. A hospital and senior high school have been named after her, Abrafi Women and children Hospital and Abrafi Senior High.

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