Be passionate about helping our rural communities – NGO charges the elite class
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of As I Grow (AIG), a Ghanaian based NGO, Mr. Debrah Bekoe Isaac has charged the elite class in Ghana to help grow our rural communities by providing them with education and financial support.
Addressing the press at a health screening exercise, organized his NGO (As I Grow) at Aseseeso Akuapem in the eastern region of Ghana, Mr. Bekoe stated that it’s about time the elite class went back to their root to help develop their communities through education and financial support. He said money is not the primary focus here because he have been touring many rural communities in Ghana for years now and he has noticed that some communities don’t even need money but education because “once you educate them they become enlightened about so many things surrounding them in their society and the world at large which in return reduce the poverty and high illiteracy rate from our country”.
The Chief Executive Officer said, the aim of the health screening exercise at Aseseeso was to give each and everyone the equal opportunity to quality health and also educate them about diseases such diabetes, Hepatitis B, breast cancer and many more but just to mention a few.
Meanwhile General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers’ Union of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr Daniel Owusu-Koranteng urged the Ghanaian society to encourage women to take up more leadership roles. According to Mr. Owusu Koranteng, research conducted by his union indicates that women work for about 16 hours in a day and bemoaned that this he believes is hindering more women from vying for top positions in our country.
He said to help women in taking up more leadership roles, it is important that men help reduce their workload, and this can be done by men helping women with domestic chores and also help our women prevent teenage pregnancy at all cost because research has also proved that women are stronger in surviving and adapting to harsh conditions which shows signs of quality leadership if given the opportunity, therefore he encouraged the men to help women achieve such goals. He also commended As I Grow NGO for their good works in the rural communities.
Paramount Chief of Aseseeso, Nana Oboadum Kusi Amoyaw V, also commended (As I Grow) NGO for holding the health screening exercise in his village and also appealed to the telecommunications companies in Ghana to come to their aid in terms of providing his community with quality network service because it takes them a lot of effort to make a phone. “He bemoaned that his people have to walk for several miles to the next town before they can get access to a network signal which is very bad because they really suffer when there are cases of emergencies because you can’t make any phone calls which is very difficult for them so he is calling on them to come to their aid”.