Melody Millicent Danquah (Larteh) born on January 6,1937 was a Ghanaian pilot andTheologian.


She as well became First female pilot in the sub-Saharan African.
In 1963, She was chosen among the first women enlisted into the Ghana Air Force as pilots.

On 22nd June 1964, she flew a solo for the first time in a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft, becoming the first Ghanaian to fly an airplane solo.


In October 1964, she became the only student pilot allowed some 10 minutes of solo flying time during the Air Force Day organized in Takoradi, where she ended with a spotless landing to the admiration of many including Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

She became a certified pilot in 15th April, 1965.
After her retirement, she received a Long Service award and the Efficiency Medal in 1984.

She was honored with the champion of the order of the Volta in 2006, by President John Agyekum Kuffuor for being a courageous pacesetter.

In 1997, at age 60, she obtained her Diploma in Bible Studies and theology and began preaching the Gosple within the military circles.

Her only daughter, Prof Angela Ofori Atta is the wife of current finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

By Isaac

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