The Founder and Chairman of the Afro-Arab Group of Companies, Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu says one day a Zongo-born will be president or Vice President in ‘Zongo’ communities to occupy the highest position of the country as President regardless of any negative perception associated with such communities.
According to him, it will not be out of place for a ‘born and bred’ resident in a ‘Zongo’ Community to become the leader of the country like any other Ghanaian to change the perception held by many people.
Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu who serves as the Youth Ambassador for
Peace and Development said this when he addressed participants at the National Mosque in Accra to mark International Youth Day celebrated across the globe
“I wish to borrow some words from my good friends Former President His Excellency President Mahama and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and I quote ‘Do or die’ a Zongo born will be President or Vice President some
day, ‘it is possible’ inshallah”.
The theme for the program was ‘The Future of Zongo Youth’.
The historic event was held under the auspices of the youth intelligent
business mogul brought together people from the political landscape,
businessmen, Diplomats, traditional leaders, Islamic clerics, personnel
from the Security agencies as well as scores of youths from various parts of the country.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif who graced the
occasion commended Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu for such an initiative to celebrate the youth from the ‘Zongos’ and Inner Cities.
Pius Enam Hadzide, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority for his part said the youth were key stakeholders in the development process of the country hence none of them would be left out as the government continues to fashion out policies and programs geared toward their development.
The chairman of the event, and the Chairman of the Hajj Board, Alhaji Ben Abdallah Banda also lauded the work of the CEO of the Afro-Arab Group for his continuous support to the youth especially residents in the ‘Zongo’ and Inner Cities while urging other others in similar positions to emulate him.