Minister for communications and member of parliament for the Ablekuma West has said charcoal selling was her business if Were It not for Education.
Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful disclosed to the people of the Savannah Region that charcoal selling was her business until education saved her
She urged parents to take advantage of the government’s policies to educate their children.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said this during the Savannah Regional Nasara Wing durbar in Damongo in the Savanna region.
“Her Excellency Hajia Samira Bawumia said something profound and some people are insulting her but I doff my hat out to the second lady. She said were it not education, where would she, a Zongo Fulani woman be. I can say the same for myself, were it not for education, I would be selling charcoal because I’ve sold charcoal before,” she said.
“Today, by God’s grace and because I went to school, I’m a lawyer and a communications minister. So, I’ll encourage everyone to take advantage of the policies that we’re putting in place in education to educate our people.”
The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West further stated that the Akufo-Addo government is committed to improving education in the various Zongo communities.
She added that there is the need to take advantage of the policies specifically targeted at the Zongos.
“Not just have we established the Zongo ministry, we’ve set up the Zongo Development Fund and I’m sure you can all testify that when it comes to the infrastructure they are working when it comes to education Zongos have felt it when it comes to employment you have seen it.
“Our Arabic teachers are being given allowances, we’ve focused on you not because we don’t have anything to do but we recognize the importance Zongos and Nasaras are to everything that we do in this country,” Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful added.