63-year old Sr. Mary Veronica Amponsah, a Ghanaian Rev. Sister belonging to the Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer Congregation makes a monumental history of earning the deserving spot of becoming the first ever Ghanaian Rev. Sister to become a Pharmacist.

sister veronica amonsah, hdr

She is  noted for being the first student from St. Rose’s SHS in the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua to become a Rev. Sister, with an inspiring journey to share with the Catholic and wider community, while she  clocks a colossal peak of her 40th Anniversary of profession of vow on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 together two others, Sr. Mary Rita Teye HDR and Sr. Mary Cecilia Appiah HDR.


Sr. Veronica was born on 20th July 1957 At AKIM Twereso in E/R to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Amponsah of blessed memory and started her primary education at Akim Twereso, and continued at Akim Ntronang.
She attended St. Roses Secondary school (1972-1977) and obtained G. C. E O’Level and had the call to join the sisterhood in 1977 with her postulancy starting in October 1977 at Agomanya. Had her first Profession on 25th March, 1980 at Agomanya.

After profession, she continued to St. Mary’s secondary school for the sixth form to obtain A’ Level certificate. After National Service at Manya Krobo Secondary school (1984-1985), she was sent to Rome for studies.
She obtained Masters in Religious Sciences at the Gregorian University in 1989. She came back to work at Secondi-Takoradi diocese with Catholic Students in non-Catholic schools. At a point she wanted to pursue science so she gained admission to KNUST to study Pharmacy and graduated in 1998 with B. Pharm. Hons.

Sister Veronica Amponsah is the first student from St. Rose’s to become a Rev. Sister and also the first Ghanaian Rev. Sister to become a Pharmacist. She worked at Battor Catholic Hospital from 2000 – 2006. She was transferred to St. Martin de Porres Hospital at Agomanya till she retired in 2017 as Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services (D. D. P. S). Currently Sister Mary Veronica Amponsah is working at Our Lady of Lourdes Pharmacy, Nuaso in E/R.



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