Council of Gonja Chiefs laud Akufo-Addo for Free SHS, wants unemployment in zongos addressed

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The Council of Gonja Chiefs in the Greater Accra Region headed by Chief Alhaji Omaru Yakubu Kanyiti yeaterday, December 31, 2018 paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PhD).

The Council applauded President Akufo-Addo for the creation of the Ministry and the initiation of social policies like the Free SHS.

The group also highlighted some concerns in Zango communities which included high unemployment among the youth, high crime rate, low tertiary education and vocational training. They assured the Hon. Minister of their support and collaboration.

The Hon. Minister, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid on his part thanked the Council for the visit. He paid glowing tribute to the founders of the Gonja Kingdom, especially on their role in spread of Islam in Ghana.

The Hon. Minister used the occasion to highlight the need for peace and harmony within Zango communities. He told the gathering that from next year, the policy of the Ministry will be mainly on education and human development in Zango and Inner City Communities.

He said with proper education and human capacity development, majority of the challenges in the said communities will be reduced. The Hon. Minister appealed for their continuous support.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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