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Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Ghana (FOMWAG) inaugurates new leadership

January 3, 2024
FOMWAG new national executives
FOMWAG new national executives

The Federation of Muslim Women's Associations in Ghana (FOMWAG) has sworn in a new 19-member executive body to oversee its administrative, religious, and humanitarian activities for the next four years.

The newly appointed national executives, led by Hajia Safuratu Mohammed Andani, include professionals from various fields committed to advancing the organization's mission.

Hajia Safuratu Mohammed Andani, a director at the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, assumes the role of National President.

The leadership team comprises individuals such as Hajia Ayisha Frimpong, an educationist, as the First National Vice President; Hajia Hajara Shardow, a chartered accountant, as the Second National Vice President; Mariama Seidu Yakubu, a computer engineer, as the National Secretary; and Kabirat Ahmed Salihs, an educationist, as the First Deputy National Secretary, among others.

FOMWAG new national executives

PositionNameProfession
National PresidentHajia Safuratu Mohammed AndaniDirector at Community Water and Sanitation Agency
First National Vice PresidentHajia Ayisha FrimpongEducationist
Second National Vice PresidentHajia Hajara ShardowChartered Accountant
National SecretaryMariama Seidu YakubuComputer Engineer
First Deputy National SecretaryKabirat Ahmed SalihsEducationist
FOMWAG new national executives

In an interview with the , Hajia Safuratu Mohammed Andani outlined some of the plans of the new executives. She expressed the intention to bring other Muslim women's organizations under the FOMWAG umbrella to enhance advocacy efforts for Muslim women in Ghana.

However, she raised concerns about challenges facing the Federation, particularly the low commitment of members resulting in poor revenue generation due to low dues collection.

Hajia Andani highlighted the commitment of the new executives to continue projects initiated by their predecessors, including the ongoing school project at Achiaman.

She emphasized the need to secure funding to complete the project during their tenure and mentioned plans to organize fundraising events. Additionally, she expressed the intention to engage corporate bodies and diplomatic missions, particularly in Muslim countries, for sponsorship of the Achiaman project.

Dr. Rabiatu Koney, a member of the Board of Trustees, FOMWAG, congratulated the new executives and encouraged them to explore alternative ways to complete the Achiaman school project.

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