By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, May 13, GNA - Mr. Curtis Perry Okudzeto, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports (MOYS),
has commended the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for their initiative to
build an ultra-modern accommodation facility for female head potters in Accra.
Mr. Okudzeto, the project which would also give the porters the opportunity to
learn a trade and permanently move them off the streets was a laudable idea.
through the Ministry would like to commend the IMF for coming on board to
support female head porters in Ghana by providing accommodation to them.
“It is an
initiative that has already been captured in the manifesto of Government and so
establishing one with support from the IMF is something Government would gladly
want to be involved in” he stated.
who made this known in Accra when Dr. Albert Touna Mama, IMF country
representative paid a courtesy call on him at the ministry noted that “it was
exciting that the IMF was stepping out of the financial sector and entering
into the social space, which many young females would be beneficiaries”.
Touna Mama, said as part of the social responsibility of the IMF, it was
customary that when the IMF boss visits a country as she did in Ghana last
year, she picks a charity she wants to support, which has necessitated the IMF
local office in Ghana to decide on the building of a center in Accra for female
head porters especially when, the IMF boss met and interacted with traders in
Agbogbloshie market and Kayayei during her visit to Ghana.
Present at the
meeting was Mr. Emmanuel Sin-Nyet Asigri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the
National Youth Authority, Mr Frank Quist, Chief Director of the Ministry of
Youth and Sports.