By Jamila Wahab
The deputy Chairwoman of the Greater Accra Bissa Development Association Magaajia Khadija Ali Dabonni has been growned as the deputy National Women’s Commissioner of Bissa Development Association (BDA).
This happens at the reshuffle announced by NEC of BDA on Friday, 4th November for the vacancy of the deputy women commissioner position.
Magaajia Khadija Dee Dee popularly called moves to the national level to take over the position, which was left vacant for three months following the resignation of Madam Sakina Dabre.
The NEC said it comes after broad consultation and an overwhelming endorsement by all national executives.
A statement by the NEC described her as someone with “a wealth of experience in advocating for women’s issues.”
“Her commitment to spearheading the BDA’s work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at all levels is worthy of admiration,” the NEC said.
“And her activism and willingness to serve are testaments to her interest in contributing to the development of Bissa.”
“She brings to her new position a wealth of experience in advocating for women’s issues with a combination of strategic leadership, consensus building, and hands-on management experience.”
Magaajia Khaija’s promotion to the national level comes just two months after being appointed as the Greater Accra region’s Deputy Chairman.
Her predecessor, who had to resign in July following her appointment as the Bono Regional NPP Women’s Organizer,
The NEC also expressed its gratitude for the outgoing deputy, Sakina Salifu Dabre, for her 16 months of service to the association.
Meanwhile, Protocol Officer Mahmoud Bancey has been appointed to act as the deputy chairman of the Greater Accra Interim Regional Executive Committee (GIREC).
Magaajia Khadija Dabonni’s first assignment in a national capacity comes off on Sunday, November 6, when she travels together with the regional executives to Tema on a sensitization and reorganization mission.
She is also the Magaajia of Oyobi Zongo, a position she has held since January 2021.
She is a member of the Queenmothers Founders of Ghana and also serves as the Magaajia of the Adenta Municipal Council of Zongo Chiefs, Queens, Ulamau, and Elders.
A champion for women and girls, gender equality, and youth empowerment, as well as a keen advocate for quality education, poverty alleviation, and inclusive governance.
Magaajia Khadija brings to the position over 10 years of grassroots, community, regional, and national leadership experience, coupled with expertise in advancing women’s empowerment and rights.
She also addressing discrimination and violence, and promoting sustainable socio-economic development towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Among her many activities, Magaajia Khadija established the Oyibi Muslim Women and Children Foundation in 2021 to provide support to the elderly, the disabled, widows, and children.
She is an accomplished fashion designer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the Central University.