Indeed, football is the nation’s passion. But it is just one means through which development initiatives can be carried out. It is for this reason that some 100 brilliant but needy students, in the Ayawaso North constituency have received scholarships to help them get quality education, and ease the challenges of their families. The presentation was done by Hon. Yussif Jajah, MP for the constituency, whose annual football gala is in its second week.
Residents of Ayawaso North, like most Ghanaians, are passionate about football. Upon arriving in the constituency, it will not take more than a minute, to spot young boys playing football in the streets of Mamobi and New Town, or groups of young men returning from the football parks in Kotobabi or Kawokudi, where they play football and socialize. There is, however, less interest and passion for education among these youth.
It is against this background, that MP for Ayawaso North, Yussif Jajah organizes an annual football gala, with various youth groups participating to showcase their talent,
The gala is organized, in order to tap into the youth’s exuberance and galvanize their energies for productive endeavours. It also provides an avenue for Hon. Jajah’s outreach to his constituents, whom he engages on available social intervention projects under the auspices of his office.
The scholarships were presented to the beneficiaries on the sidelines of the gala, at a short ceremony in the constituency office of the NDC.
Constituents believe that since they voted for change when they overwhelmingly rejected former MP, Mustapha Ahmed and voted massively for the youthful Jajah, they have noticed improvements. Many claim that Hon. Jajah’s down to earth nature has made him easily accessible, and responsive to solving challenges.
Hon. Jajah and Hon. Vanderpuiye in a tete-a-tete
Some even say they have seen and talked to him more in his less than two (2) years in office than they saw their former MP, Mustapha Ahmed in his entire sixteen (16) years.
Member of Parliament for Odododiodio constituency, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, who was a guest of honour at the Kawokudi Park on Friday 5th October, 2018 commended his junior colleague, Hon. Jajah for serving his constituents so well in less than two years. The NDC ace hailed Hon Jajah’s ability to mobilize the youth in the constituency, to compete and display their talents, to promote peace and health.
He encouraged Hon. Jajah to continue giving his best to build a better Ayawaso North while advising the youth to be hardworking.
The NDC constituency chairman Mohammed Tahiru, and the constituency executives have been working hard to ensure the MP’s initiatives will reach beneficiaries within the constituency, and also bring the party back to power in 2020.
The final of the gala will be played on Friday 12th October, 2018, at the Kawokudi Park, and the winner gets the bragging rights, and a trophy with a GHC 2000 cash prize, while the runner-up gets GHC 1500.