Mrs Francisca Amoah, commonly known in the Ghanaian media space as Maame Koma Addo, a deaconess of The Church of Pentecost in the Ashiyie District of the Madina Area, has received the Most Influential Woman Award in Africa (2nd runner-up).
Deaconess Francisca Koma Amoah was honoured following her impactful work as a marriage counsellor, her contribution to women’s empowerment and her mentoring of adolescent girls.
She received the award at the 2nd Women Achievers Awards held at Cresta President Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana, on December 16, 2023.
The prestigious awards was organised by Gaolapelwe Matse-Mpete, the Founder of Women Achievers Awards (WAA), to recognise, acknowledge and appreciate women making significant commitments and tremendous contributions while fostering mentorship, coaching and empowerment programmes by equipping, uplifting and restoring hope for women, married couples and adolescent girls across the globe. Each honouree was required to mentor, coach, and empower young women for a year to become assertive and play constructive roles in decision-making that would affect their homes, societies, and lives.
As one of the renowned marriage counsellors in Ghana, Maame Koma Addo hosts a popular television programme dubbed “Sɔ W’areɛ Mu” on CACI TV. She was the only Ghanaian who emerged from this category to receive the prestigious award.
The Botswana National Deacon of The Church of Pentecost, Elder Alexander Ato Ghanney, who took the award on Maame Koma Addo, who was overwhelmed, commended her for making Ghana and The Church of Pentecost proud. He urged her to use this opportunity to possess the nations and transform her world.
Speaking to Pentecost News after receiving the award in Ghana, Maame Koma Addo expressed her profound gratitude to God for the global recognition.
She thanked the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for their instrumental role, quality leadership, moral support, and holistic empowerment of members of the Church.
Deaconess Francisca Koma Addo, acknowledging the organisers, bemoaned how children and some women frequently suffer in their marital homes. She pleaded with couples and all key stakeholders to learn how to create a conducive environment to promote healthy lifestyles by equipping individuals with godly values and biblical principles in the home and society.
She emphasised the need for stakeholder engagement, unity and holistic support among women to achieve their goals and succeed in their respective fields, saying, “Women leaders have unique perspectives and contribute to a more inclusive and equitable society.”
Presenting and dedicating the award to the Madina Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Martin Seth, congratulated her for making the Church proud.
He assured her of the consistent prayer and holistic support from the entire Area to go the extra mile as she has been equipped to transform her world by empowering, rescuing and restoring hope to women, married couples and adolescent girls experiencing myriad challenges in life.
Deaconess Francisca Koma Addo is an Assistant Director at the Akuapem South Municipal Assembly, Chief Executive Officer of Maame Koma Foundation, Member of the Madina Area Chaplaincy Ministry and Ashiyie District Counseling Ministry of The Church of Pentecost.
Report by Joshua Asamoah Darko.