The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful last year disclosed charcoal selling her was prime business but for education, she is now Communications and Digitalization Minister.
Ursula Owusu speaking to the people of the Savannah Region said “charcoal selling was my business until education saved me” thus urging parents to take advantage of the government’s policies to educate their children.
“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 Minister for Communications and Digitalization further stated the Nana Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is committed to improving education in the various Zongo communities in the country.
“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,” She stated
The wife of the Vice-President of Ghana, Her Excellency Samira Bawumia likewise attributed her current status as the second lady to education.
According to her, “was it not education, where would she, a Zongo Fulani woman be.” Samira is a Ghanaian politician.