The leadership of the Young African Women Congress Network (YAWC) Ghana Chapter has paid a courtesy call on Reverend Akua Ofori Boateng, a commissioner of the electoral commission of Ghana.
In attendance were the President of the YAWC Network Ghana chapter Lady Matilda Hammond, Media Liaison officer Ms. Janet Smith and Ms. Janet Cobbina, a member of the Ghana Chapter. The delegation was accompanied by Mr. Daniel Osei Tuffuor, the founder and Executive Chairperson of the YAWC Network.
The team was warmly received by Reverend Akua Ofori Boateng who has been a lead Promoter of the YAWC Network since 2018.
The chairman Mr. Daniel Osei Tuffuor in his opening remarks acknowledged the role and impact of Reverend Akua in the society including the YAWC network and also commended her on her new appointment as a Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. He mentioned that the YAWC network has just returned from its East Africa subregional Congress held at the Makerere University in Uganda. He also added that the network currently has 10 chapters across the African continent and the diaspora and currently working assiduously to add a few more chapters in the southern, central and northern part of Africa.
Lady Matilda Hammond added her voice that Reverend Akua is a role model for every young woman and that she and the entire members of the YAWC Network Ghana Chapter really look up to her.
Reverend Akua Ofori Boateng in her response expressed her gratitude to the leadership of YAWC for visiting her and also congratulating her on her new role as a commissioner of the Electoral commission of Ghana. She stated that this was a new challenge and believed it was for a good purpose. She further reiterated that Mr. Osei Tuffuor is a true HeforShe who genuinely has the interest of women at heart and commended him for his amazing works and impact in Africa and beyond.
Rev’d Akua assured the delegation that she will attend the upcoming annual continental convocation of the Young African Women Congress 2023 which will be held in September in Accra, Ghana.
The team then presented a plaque to Reverend Akua on behalf of the YAWC network as a sign of support and encouragement to the Minister of the gospel for her new role in the Ghanaian society.
She commended the team and expressed her joy for such a beautiful gesture. She added that it would be a symbol of hope to her because leadership at the top could sometimes get lonely and people think leaders up there do not need help but they do.
Ms. Hammond gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the network and commended reverend for her good works in the Anglican diocese, the society and her great impact in the lives of women. She added that she is an inspiration to young women and a beacon of hope to young African women across the African continent and beyond.
She believes that in 10 to 15 years to come more YAWC members would be appointed to higher offices in the UN, ECOWAS, governments etc to continue to serve women and humanity even better.
The meeting ended with a prayer from Reverend Akua Boateng.