GAJ – Her Excellency the Second Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Samira Bawumia took some time out of her busy schedule on Sunday, April 16, to meet with a cross-section of the Ghanaian community in an event organized by the Ghanaian American Journal (GAJ) in Manchester, Connecticut.
After a hectic day on Saturday April 15, where she attended a conference organized by the Yale University Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD), the Second Lady was gracious to join the Ghanaian community on a beautiful Easter morning for a breakfast meeting.
The Founder and Publisher of GAJ, Mr. Fred Kojo Kyeremeh and other members of the community took the opportunity to welcome Mrs. Bawumia. During his brief welcome remarks, Mr. Kyeremeh thanked Mrs. Bawumia for honoring the invitation to interact with the community. He also introduced the community members in attendance and thanked them for taking time out of their Easter morning to welcome Mrs. Bawumia.
Mrs. Bawumia on her part, thanked the members present for welcoming her into the “City of Village Charm” Manchester, Connecticut. She talked about her visit to Yale University, where she encouraged students during her speech to work hard and not be deceived by the comforts of campus life.
She also took some time to talk about the state of healthcare in Ghana. With that, she talked about the work her NGO, the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Project (SEHP) is doing to tackle the numerous issues plaguing our current healthcare system in Ghana. Several members in the audience, including healthcare professionals, took this opportunity to inquire and pledge their commitment and willingness to contribute in diverse ways to support the vision of the NGO.
The Ghanaian American Journal on their part assured the Second Lady of its mission to improve information flow between Ghanaians back home and those living in America. GAJ also assured the Second Lady of its commitment to assist in identifying problem areas, providing needs analysis and ensuring proper allocation and accountability of donations, especially during times of major disasters.
Ms. Abena Sarpong delivered the closing remarks. She thanked the Second Lady for being a positive role model and encouraged her to continue to work for the benefit of the vulnerable in society.
Also representing GAJ were Mr. Kwasi Ntem-Mensah, Managing Editor and Nana K. Bonsu, Director of Information and Technology.
For more information on how you can support the mission of the Second Lady, please visit www.sbawumia.org to read more about the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Project (SEHP).