Bawumia ‘kayayei’ shelter is second biggest achievement after Free SHS

Bernard Allotey Jacobs has commended the NPP Vice President and Presidential Candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the establishment of a porter chief hostel, locally called “kayayei”, in the country.

Bawumia commissioned an ultra-modern hostel as well as a training and empowerment center in Accra for porter chiefs to provide them with decent accommodation to take them off the streets.

The multi-purpose facilities, located in Madina and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, fulfill a promise made by Dr Bawumia on behalf of the government in 2019 to lead the porters.

“I am honored to be part of this initiative dedicated to empowering chief porters, offering them transitional career paths and improving their socioeconomic status. “It is a cause close to my heart as it addresses the plight of a marginalized segment of our society,” Dr. Bawumia said during the ceremony, adding that “this noble endeavor resonates deeply with the core values ​​of our mission, as that directly addresses the pressing needs of a marginalized segment of our society that has long been relegated to the shadows of neglect and indifference.”

The hostels are equipped with 300 beds, training rooms, kitchen, clinic among others.

Dr Bawumia also noted that the government’s concern is not only to provide decent accommodation to the head porters but also to train them to become self-employed to prevent them from returning to the streets.

As a result, the government added a Kayayei Empowerment Center and launched a program to train them.

Former NDC Central Regional Chairman, Allotey Jacobs, enthused about this kind gesture towards porter chiefs, describing it as the “greatest achievement” ever made after the government’s free SHS policy to improve the lives of Ghanaians. .

“This is a social intervention that when you take Free SHS, this is the second one… This is a great achievement, a credit to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for taking care of his own,” he said on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” programme. . .

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