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Mrs Wilhelmina Acklaku, elected Council member, Northern Zone
Mrs. Wilhelmina Sakle Aklaku was born at Accra on the 17th April1950 and attended the Osu Presbyterian Girls Primary and Middle School, and later had her secondary school education at Labone Secondary School also in Accra.
After completing her Institutional Management course at Accra, Polytechnic in 1972 she was employed by the Ghana Education Service and worked as a domestic bursar at both the Mampong Technical Institute and Tamale Technical School.
In 1974, she accompanied her husband to the U.K and worked as an assistant Manager at the Catering Department of the University of Edinburgh for 2 years. Whilst in the U.K she enrolled in Napier College (now Napier University) to procure a Diploma certificate in food hygiene and got registered as a member of the Royal Institute of Public Health and Food Hygiene. Upon her return to Ghana, she took over the management of a 2 star Hotel in Tamale that she and her husband built.
Her hard work, experience and dedication gained the hotel 12 excellence awards from the Ghana Tourist Board and other reputable organizations. Personally, she was recognized and awarded certificates by the Ghana Hotels Association and Ghana Tourist Board for Long Service, Dedicated Service and as Host of the City.
Mrs. Aklaku had been the Northern Regional chairperson of the Ghana Hotels Association for over 13 years and was very instrumental in building up the Hotel Industry in the Northern Region. Currently she is a National Trustee of the Ghana Hotels Association.
What has she gained from being a member of PPAG?
As a result of her leadership and direction as Council member, many schools, NGOS and Entrepreneur Organizations have progressed tremendously in PPAG activities In the Northern Region and she has vowed to offer her services to help humanity as long she is alive.
Aside her professional duties, she also takes interest in activities that affect humanity, hence, her position as a volunteer of the PPAG Since 1990 She was a past Zonal Chairperson and now the Zonal Council Representative.
She has been contributing to creating public awareness on Sexual Reproductive Health and other youth issues in the Northern Region.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Sakle Aklaku is a married woman with 5 adult children.