Madam Fatima Abubakar, the Deputy Information Minister-Designate, has said education is the only tool for breaking poverty and creating wealth for women in Zongo communities.
Madam Abubakar using herself as an example of having stood out from the Zongo community through education says she would be a strong advocate as she had always been to ensure that women in such communities are supported to go to school.
To this end, she had on Tuesday, 15th June 2021, during her vetting, stressed that with education, these women can do something for themselves and their families.
“Mr Chairman, using myself as a case study, I think the best or only possible breakthrough for women in my community (Moshi Zongo, Kumasi) and other Zongo communities across the country is education. I believe it is the only brain between poverty and wealth and enlightenment.”
“So, I am a strong advocate of getting a lot of our young women in these communities to go to school so that even if after completion, they don’t get a job with the formal sector or the private formal sector, they will be able to use some of the skills they’ve acquired in school to do something for themselves,” she told the Appointments Committee of Parliament.