I would have been a charcoal seller if not for education – Ursula tells story

I would have been a charcoal seller if not for education – Ursula tells story

- Ursula Owusu -Ekuful has disclosed that if not for the timely intervention of being educated, she would have ended up a charcoal seller

- She said that to urge the people in the Zongo areas to make education a major priority

- She, therefore, encouraged everyone to take advantage of the educational policies that government is putting in place to educate people

Minister for Communication Mrs Ursula Owusu -Ekuful has disclosed that if not for the timely intervention of being educated, she would have ended up a charcoal seller.

According to a Class FM report, she said that to urge the people in the Zongo areas to make education a major priority in their lives since that is the only way Zongo communities across the country can develop.

She said the Akufo-Addo-led government has the development of Zongos at heart hence the introduction of policies specifically target at zongos to help in their development.

Mrs Owusu-Ekurful made that revelation while speaking at the first-ever Savannah Regional Nasara Wing durbar in Damongo.

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“Her Excellency Hajia Samira Bawumia said something profound and some people are insulting her but I doff my hat out to the second lady. She said were it not education, where would she, a Zongo Fulani woman be.

I can say the same for myself, were it not for education, I would be selling charcoal because I’ve sold charcoal before. Today, by God’s grace and because I went to school, I’m a lawyer and a communications minister," she said.

She, therefore, encouraged everyone to take advantage of the educational policies that government is putting in place to educate people.

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In other news, former president Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the leadership of Akufo-Addo has plans to establish a bank - National Development Bank.

According to him, the bank that would be set up by the NPP would be purposely for the selfish gains of the political party.

Speaking at the commemoration of the 31st December 1981 Movement in Winneba, Rawlings noted that this alleged bank, when established, would cripple existing banks.

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