Dr Akosua Abdallah, the President of Community Youth Cultural Centre, has called on women to emulate Yaa Asantewaa by going beyond the normal to take up innovative initiative that would propel development.
She noted that the nation could further develop when women learnt to cross borders to achieve their ambitions.
Dr Abdallah made the call at a lecture on the Legacy of Queen Yaa Asantewaa organized by Ozoza Lifestyle in Accra.
The lecture gave the historical background of Yaa Asantewaa and how she defended the Ashanti kingdom and the golden stool.
She said every woman had a bit of ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ in her by the way they exhibited bravery and that in trying to empower women to develop; there was the need to promote African culture and heritage.
She urged women to adhere to the legacy of Yaa Asantewaa and not stick to the traditional way of doing things in order to contribute meaningfully to national development.
Ms Aziza Attah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ozoza Lifestyle, said the Lecture followed a research conducted on Yaa Asantewaa’s role in the liberation of the Ashanti Kingdom, which exhibited women’s empowerment and emancipation.
She said Ozoza Lifestyle, which means beautiful lifestyle, seeks to share the beautiful elements of African heritage with the rest of the world.
Nana Akosua Birago, the Queen Mother of Atafoa Kumasi, urged queen mothers to go back to the old ways of grooming young girls in society as the act instilled positive cultural norms and values in them.