Education reduces poverty – Mamaga Kakator Agar ll
Mamaga Kakator Agar ll of the Agave Traditional Area in the SouthTongu District of the Volta Region, has observed that since education is the bedrock of development, advanced countries have made use of it and Ghana cannot be left out.
“Thisis the only way the youth in the areacan be added to the human resource base of the country to help increase productivity”, she indicated.
Addressing about 300 female residents who were trained in entrepreneurial skills atDabalaby the Morning Glory Foundation (MGF), MamagaKakatorAgar ll asked them to take the training seriously and make good use of it.
The queen mother said that in collaboration with other queens and Rose of Mama Africa, a Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO), led by Mr Moses SegbenuAhali, a native of the area, had visited many communities and schools to convince both parents and pupils about the need to take education seriously.
She said, unfortunately, the non-availability of funds had caused the project to be suspended, adding that it would be highly appreciated if philanthropists in the area and beyond could come to the aid of the queens to continue the project.
She encouraged women to check their cervical and breast cancer status by visiting the hospital, andurged pregnant women in the community to attend ante natal clinic to enable them to take tetanus injection for protection, and immunise their children from birth to five years.