MP for Salaga-South Constituency, Hon Hajia Zuwera Ibrahimah has embarked on a two-day activity to initiate development programs in her Constituency.
At a colorful official event to launch the partnership in Kpembe on Thursday, 27th October 2021, the MP reiterated that quality education and Healthcare, hygiene and sanitation as well as women and youth empowerment are her focus in the constituency’s development.
Following a memorandum of Understanding she signed with HBC Promised Ghana in August 2021, the MP officially introduced the partnership arrangement to the chiefs and people of her constituency.
Chairing the launch was the overlord of the Kpembe Traditional Area, His Royal Highness the Kpembewura Bangbaye IV.
In his remarks, the Kpembewura lauded the MP for her efforts and pledged the support of his traditional council for the initiative.
Formally launching the partnership, the Kpembewura used the occasion to bemoan growing indiscipline amongst the youth and urged them to eschew that habit in order to position themselves as responsible, positive agents of development.
The CEO of HBC Promised Ghana, Mr. Evans LeMont in his speech commended the Kpembewura and his sub-chiefs for welcoming the partnership and committed to working closely with all stakeholders in the Municipality to assist in the development efforts of the constituency.
Mr. LeMont emphasized the historical connections between Black Americans and Salaga by virtue of the slave trade and said “Black Americans have a responsibility to give back to Salaga however little it might be to make Salaga great”, adding that he “hopes to see Salaga as the most beautiful and developed town in Ghana through this partnership arrangement.”
“HBC Promised Ghana” donated 150 books to the Municipal Directorate of Education for the Salaga community library.
Prio to the launch, the Hon MP and “HBC Promised Ghana” visited the 31st December Women’s Movement Primary School in Salaga and donated 250 books from the HALF PRICE BOOKS of Georgia to the school. Additionally, the pupils of the school were treated to some biscuits and juices for snacks.
This effort is both laudable and unsurprising given that “HBC Promised Ghana” adopted the 31st December Women’s Movement Primary School in May this year and have committed to completing an abandoned six classroom project for the school in order that the pupils discontinue holding classes under trees.
To provide a more conducive learning environment for the school, ‘HBC Promised Ghana” will also construct a fence wall around the school to close it off from pedestrians and motorists who drive and walk through the school during instructional hours.
Stakeholder visits to Salaga Senior High School (SASS), T.I . Ahmadiyya Senior High Schools, the Kpembe cluster of schools, and the offices of the Municipal Education Directorate were all geared at efforts to support the educational needs of the Municipality.
In a related series of events, the team also visited the Municipal Hospital where they interacted with officials of the Municipal Health Directorate and the management team of the Salaga Hospital and discussed some of the hospitals’ needs such as lack of water, hospital beds, hospital equipment, and consumables.
In order that HBC Promised Ghana will have a full appreciation of the entire economic ventures within the Municipality, the Hon MP took them.on a tour to Makango and the Katanga rice valley where they saw first-hand activities of the fisherfolk and farmers within the Municipality.
At Katanga, the team interacted with Mr James Baba a rice farmer who employs the services of over 60 women and youth to harvest rice from his 75 hectares rice field.
The MP and HBC Promised Ghana visited the Dagombia CHIP compound to assess its functionality and explore ways of making the facility operational for the people of Dagombia. The team paid a courtesy call on the chief of Dagombia.
The tour was climaxed with a meeting with leaders of various Women groups within the Municipality to discuss women empowerment issues and how “HBC Promised Ghana” could help enhance the human rights and dignity of women in the Municipality.
To this end, the partnership indicated their intentions to roll out various activities including sports/games, apprenticeship programs for the youth as well as hygiene and sanitation.
The partnership intends to operate under the hashtag #RiseUpSalaga…