The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah III, has during his ongoing engagement in the United Kingdom met Mr. David Lammy, MP of Tottenham and Minister for Education, at the House of Parliament, Westminster in London.
The Ga Mantse informed the Honourable Minister that he had called on him to solicit support to secure placement for Ga youth in educational institutions in the UK as well as support for training and resourcing of women who have been rendered redundant by the economic problems of Ghana.
This was contained in a press release from the Information Section of the Ghana High Commission, London.
Nii Ga disclosed that he has already been assured by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) of opportunities for the training of Ga youth in the field of accountancy.
Nii Ga further disclosed that Ga Educational Endowment Fund (GEEF) he initiated on ascendency to the throne has so far yielded $150,000.00.
He said the fund will be applied on empowering women and the youth in the Ga State. He invited the Honourable David Lammy to visit Ghana at his earliest convenience to witness the laudable efforts the Ga State was making to improve upon the fortunes of Ga youth.
Honourable David Lammy, in response, said he was highly elated by the visit of Nii Ga, adding that there is a high concentration of Ghanaians in his Tottenham constituency who he said was generally well behaved and supportive of him.
On the issues of training of Ga youth, he promised to secure placement for a few of them at the College of North East London, and requested Nii Ga to formally put in a request to him. He also promised to discuss with Action Aid the request for the resourcing of Ga women at the grassroots.
Earlier, Nii Ga has been conducted round Westminster by officials from the Office of the Clerk of Parliament.
He was accompanied by Mr. Zed Kofi Grant Essilfie, Ag. High Commissioner, Nii Aryeequaye IV, the Adadenten Mantse and his wife Mrs. Hammond, Mr. Charles Safo, Director of the King Tackie Tawiah III Foundation in London and some senior Ga Royals and officials from the Ghana High Commission in London.