Kofi Jumah’s Son, Kwabena, Marries Akufo- Addo’s Daughter In Ghana’s First Presidential marriage
For many, October 9, 2021, was the social event of the year. For President Akufo-Addo, it was an opportunity to just be a dad for a day, in a very hostile political environment. But for one young woman, it was the biggest day of her life, because she was Edwina Akufo- Addo — the President’s daughter — and she was marrying Kwabena Jumah, son of Maxwell Kofi Jumah, CEO of GIHOC Distilleries.
The President’s daughter, 37-year-old Edwina, took the plunge in a ceremony that has got many talking.
Jubilee House marriages are unheard of in Ghana and Edwina Akufo-Addo appears to be the first Presidential offspring to be married there. Social media reports suggest the marriage, was conducted at the Presidential Villa of the Jubilee House, with a few guests, including relatives, cabinet members with their wives, and close friends.
The rather low-profile marriage did not attract the usual public spectacle as many were unaware of it. Also, the event was a relatively unassuming affair, as the first family appeared to keep it “simple, modest … and just like a commoner’s
Father of the bride, President Akufo-Addo, was among hundreds of dignitaries who attended the event. The President and his wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo stood as representative of the bride, while Kofi Jumah, stood for the bridegroom during the traditional marriage ceremony.
Dignitaries that attended the traditional marriage included Vice President, Dr Mahamadou Bawumia and wife Samira Bawumia, Chief of Staff to President, amongst others. Very little is known about Kwabena Jumah except he is rumored to have three children.
President Akufo-Addo and his daughter Edwina appear to be settling scores on the dance floor amid cheers from the crowd