The Hunger Project Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which promotes community development in Ghana, has held a grand durbar to honour its global president, Stogstrom Feldt, who is in the country on an official visit.
The short but colorful ceremony was held on Wednesday at Agyapomaa in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Traditional leaders of Agyapomaa and its environs, who are beneficiaries of several development projects being carried out by Hunger Project in the region, used the opportunity to pay glowing tribute to Stogstrom Feldt for her immense contributions towards the progress of their localities.
For them, the NGO has improved their lives through capacity-building, technical and economic empowerment, improved food production and security and community health services, among others.
They enstooled Ms. Stogstrom Feldt as the new development queen of Agyapomaa with the stool name Nkorsuorhemaa Nana Agyapomaa II.
Ms. Stogstrom Feldt, in a remark, reaffirmed the commitment of Hunger Project to empowering citizens across the world.
‘We have a vision of a world in which men and women can work together to eliminate hunger and poverty through self-initiated projects, using local resources,’ she said.
She indicated that ‘development is always a process that keeps going and it is important that we stay together to bring about sustainable policies for the betterment of our communities.’
The durbar was followed by an inspection of the Agyapomaa Epicenter, a community development centre constructed by The Hunger Project for Agyapomaa and surrounding communities at a cost of about $140,000.
A special citation was presented to the queen mother of Agyapomaa, Nana Ama Dompreh for her tremendous contributions towards the development of the area.
The Hunger Project-Ghana is affiliated to the hunger project (THP), an international NGO based in New York, USA.
It has presence in about 22 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
BY Melvin Tarlue
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