The Queen mother of Mampong Traditional Area Nana Agyakoma Difie II was among hundreds of students to have graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST).
Despite her busy schedule, the traditional ruler made time for lectures, sat for examinations and was awarded a certificate in Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership at the 53rd Congregation of the KNUST.
Nana Agyakoma Difie II was among the pioneers of the course introduced by the KNUST which entails customary law, constitutional law, and administrative law, chieftaincy and arbitration.
The course offered students the opportunity for them to appreciate certain components of law as traditional rulers including human rights and the chieftaincy institution.
According to her, the whole course consisted of research and exposed her to a lot of issues as a traditional ruler recounting her challenges.
“I spent like nine hours every Saturday for lectures. It was not easy. Before KNUST will give you an academic award you must sweat for it. It does not come on a silver platter”, she exclusively the media.
“Per our academic Calendar, Akwasidae was exempted from the days for lectures. They are introducing models to enable students to make time for this course”.
Mamponghemaa Nana Agyakoma Difie II was installed as Queen mother of Mampong on 7th February, 2000, as the 14th Mamponghemaa. She was known in private life as Nana Yaa Nkansa–Dwamena.
Nana was born on 22nd January 1976 to Mr. Nkansa – Dwamena and Madam Priscilla Nkansa – Dwamena in Kumasi.
Nana holds a certificate in Computer Programming, which she obtained in 1995 at Computer Land Institute and a certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from GIMPA, Legon, in 2016.
Nana has extensive experience in the corporate world. She worked as a Sales Executive with Millicom Ghana, now TIGO from 1995 to 1999.
She also worked with MTN as a Sales Manager from 1999 – 2002. She is currently the CEO of Target NY Ventures.
She was elected President of the Asanteman Queen Mothers Association in 2012, a position she has held to date. She was appointed a member of the National Peace Council in 2016. She was also appointed a member of the National Commission on Civic Education Inter-Party Dialogue Committee in 2016.