The Greater Accra Regional executives (GIREC)of the Bissa Development Association (BDA) have stormed the Bissa chief’s palace in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
The visits was to familiarize, introduce and sell the agenda of BDA to the Bisa chief and members of Bissa community in Ashiamen .
This includes establishment of BDA zone in Ashiaman under the umbrella of Zekula which explain the six strategic goals, plans and its networking in the country.
At the arrivals of BDA GIREC, there was a huge turnout at the palace waiting to be sensitised on the association’s strategic goals.
Speaking at the meeting, National Chairman, Alhaji Shaibu Musa Gutare Zanni, who accompanied the GIREC said Ashaiman would play a huge role in making the Bissa dream a reality.
He said Bissas among all other tribes in Ghana, are lacking behind adding that “there is a need for Bissas to develop and help each other and encourage all to be proud of speaking the Bissa language”.
“One of our aims is to establish a zone in Ashiaman and we therefore urge each and every Bissa to show interest in the membership”, he added.
Alhaji Zanni stated that the Zones shall be guided by six stratagic goals that addressed lots of the challenges the Bissas are facing hence the need to achieve the Zekula the Bissas are yearning for.
Chairman Gutare further stated that one of the major goals was to encourage all Bissas to be a member and to subscribe to the Nuna dues-payment system, which will ensure every member automatically pays at least GHC 5 cedi to the National Bissa Coffers for the development of Bissa communities.
He emphasized that the goals will also tackle the falling educational system in bissa communities, the language barrier, economic situation and many others.
Alhaji Shaibu Musa Gutare Zanni, thanked the Chiefs and people of Ashaiman for the warm welcome, which according to him marks another beautiful opportunity in the journey to meet and fraternise with Bissas.
“It’s a great opportunity for me and my executive members to be offered the opportunity to serve our people”, he stated.
He further indicated that “your turnout is overwhelming, and I am sure we still have more members who couldn’t make it here”.
He added that “our task is to engage more members and establish a zone in every corner of the region, and for myself and my regional executives we are ready for it.”
The GIREC Chairman Shaibu Adam Alale on his part thanked the chief and Bissas of Ashaiman for their reception.
He noted that since the qinauguration of GIREC in August this year, the organization has seen a vigorous satisisation campaigns to build the zonal structures in the region, and Ashiaman became just the second community to be visited in a matter of weeks.
“We have already visited some members at Kawokudi and others at Mamobi-Nima, and we are here today in Ashaiman for the same zekula mission”, he added.
Mr. Alale called on the leaders of Ashiaman, to encourage members of Bissa to join the BDA in order to unite and subscribe to the flagship Nuna Dues-paying system.
Kir (chief) Usman Issah Bansi the supreme overlords of Bissa in Ashaiman at Esikafuo Amba Ntem expressed gratitude to the executive members of BDA for their lauderdale initiative of introducing BDA to the Bissas of Ashaiman.
“This is what we have being waiting for a very long time to see all Bissas coming together under one umbrella of Zekula to uphold the good name of its mother tongue”, chief stated.
He continued that “we pray this will go along way to help all Bissas in the near future”.
The youth leader, Hamza Halidu Sarene explained that the mobilization of the youth will begin with immediate effect to expedite action in forming the Ashaiman Zone.
“We will offer a platform to project the BDA’s strategic goals for the people and we will make sure Bissa of Ashaiman will subscribe to BDA’s agenda aimed at building a formidable fraternity to lives on. We therefore ready to vie for leadership positions when nominations are open to all”, he added.
Magaajia” Khadija Ali Dabonni, the second in command of the organization took her turn to express worries over the absence of the women at the gathering.
She said women are the pillars and gatekeepers of every house hold and as such the need to join this noble association.
She announced that on the 19th of November 2022 a collective powerful Bissa Women’s Wing of BDA will celebrate women’s entrepreneurship across the country.
This according to her, “will serve as an established female group within the Association and come under the auspices of the Women’s Commission (WOCOM) that will give most women who have nothing to do some skills training, Magaajia”.
Adding that the women’s wing and celebration of women’s entrepreneurship forms part of a strategic plan to empower women within the Bissa fraternity.
Magaajia urged all Bissa women within the Ashaiman community to join BDA group for a better future.
More than a hundred participants turned up for the meeting at the chief’s palace to listen to what the BDA had to offer, and it ended on a positive note as members showed immediate interest in joining the association in building a better Bissa fraternity.
By: Jamila Wahab