Muslims queen mothers’ within the Ga communities in the Greater Accra Region have gathered to witness the installation of Ga Community Youth Queens.
The occasion brought together queen mothers from various traditional homes and clans as part of the workshop that preceded the installation ceremony.
The queens’, selected from different parts of the region include Kadijah Martey – Prampram, Kadijah Ibrahim representing the youth in Abokobi, a suburb of Ga East District and Berikusi Naa Torshie from Pokuase in the Ga West Municipality.
Speaking exclusively to this portal shortly after the installation ceremony, the newly installed queen Madam Kadijah Martey expressed her joy on her new portfolio and promised to be a good ambassador to the youth.
Madam Kadijah Martey used the opportunity to appeal to parents to desist from given out their daughters for early marriages.
She said early marriages have contributed negatively in the development of the girl child in pursuing their respective careers.
Advising the new queens, the President – Chamber of Traditional Leaders and Governance, Nana Esi Ninsin lll of Ekumfi Traditional Area charged them to bring up innovative ideas to help build the skills of the youth.
For her, the youth queens should emulate the good examples of queen mothers in their various communities and ensure there is proper consultation in whatever they plan doing.
The Ekumfi Traditional area queen mother challenged the youth queens to initiate projects aimed at developing the human resource base of their respective catchment areas.
Sultan Nii Nortey Caesar, President of the Gadangme Muslim Council explained that the workshop was aimed at equipping the queens with knowledge in governance and roles they can play in traditional leadership.
He said the Council as part of its program would continue to enhance and develop the skills of its members across the region.
Present at the workshop was the Coordinator of Public Affairs in charge of Diplomacy at the Israel Embassy in Accra, Dr. Yael Mehl.
Story: Iddrissu A. Jara