Central region

Zongo and Town Centers Coordinator Completes Central Region Tour

The Presidential Coordinator of the Zongo and Town Centers Development Secretariat, Ben Abdallah Bandah, paid a two-day working visit to the central region as part of his nationwide familiarization tour.

He was in the Center region on the 26thand and 27and January 2022 to learn about the concerns, challenges and opportunities for Zongos and inner city dwellers in the region.

On the first day of the visit, he paid a courtesy call on Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan at the Central Regional Coordinating Council and Mayor of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly.

He was then joined by the Regional Minister to meet with the twenty-three (23) District Coordinators of the Arabic Instructor Program in the region. I ended my day with a meeting with the Ghana Muslim Students Association (GMSA) of the UCC branch at the UCC campus.

Ben Abdallah held separate meetings with the Central Regional Council of Imams and the Ahlusunnah Imams, the Central Regional Council of Zongo Chiefs. He then met with selected Zongo youth in the region and ended the day with a meeting with selected women’s groups in the region.

He encouraged the groups to “take advantage of the various programs and projects implemented by the government.”

Zongo and Town Centers Coordinator Completes Central Region Tour

“As Zongos and Town Centers Coordinator, I also took the opportunity to present the achievements of the Zongo and Town Centers Development Secretariat and the Zongo Development Fund in the Central Region and our commitment to do more.”

Among the support programs discussed were skills training, entrepreneurship and business development programs for youth and women in Zongo and downtown communities.

He also highlighted the development of the Model 16th Islamic Secondary School that the NPP government pledged in our 2020 manifesto and the progress made so far in Phase II of the Arabic Instructor Program.