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Women of Hope honours Hajia Alima Mahama

Accra, July, 17, GNA –
Women of Hope, Women of Ideas, a non- Governmental Organisation, has presented
a citation to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia
Alima Mahama in recognition of her contribution towards women’s empowerment and
national development.

The President of the
Group, Madam Winifred Asiedu, making the presentation said: “We are encouraged
by your leadership style especially, in championing the cause of women.”

A statement signed by
Nana Akrasi-Sarpong, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, said the Group
was of the view that Hajia Mahama’s position as a Minister would spur her to
work harder to ensure that more women were involved in the decision-making
processes in national development.

The statement said
Madam Georgina Poku, the Vice President of the Group, read the citation, which
stated that: “You have chalked feats in your political life that have engraved
your name in our political history.

“You have made it to
the top by dint of hard work and self-discipline.

“You are already an
achiever, so we know you will succeed in this your new Ministerial role.

We, the Women of Hope,
wish you well and hope you will rise up to the occasion too”.

The statement said
Hajia Mahama expressed gratitude for the gesture and pledged to work diligently
in order not to let them down.

Hajia Mahama assured
them that gender equality would always be part of her programmes so that
qualified women would be made part of the decision making at the district level.

It said Hajia Mahama
encouraged them to continually work hard to ensure that the vulnerable groups,
especially girls and elderly women, received the best of attention.

The Group’s objective
is to help the needy, street children and elderly women.

GNA

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