The District Governor of the Rotary International District 9102, Yvonne Kumoji-Darko, on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mohammed Adjei Sowah.
District Governor Yvonne Kumoji-Darko who is the first female to serve as District Governor for District 9102 which is made up of countries including Benin, Ghana, Niger and Togo was accompanied by Past Assistant Governor Nana Yaa Siriboe, the District Host Organising Committee Chairperson and Assistant Governor Gertrude Adzo Akpalu.
The goal of the visit was to formally introduce the District to the Mayor and to discuss potential areas for partnership in Ghana.
Mayor Sowah expressed his appreciation to the District Governor Yvonne and her entourage for the continuous support to Ghana and expressed interest and commitment in exploring viable partnerships with Rotarians in Ghana.
Areas for partnership identified after fruitful discussion included the development of a Rotary/AMA Learning and Resource Centre, adoption of open space in the Accra Metropolis for greening, utilization of the AMA City Hall and conferencing facilities for events as well as the formation of a Rotary Accra-AMA club.
Mayor Sowah is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and was honoured with the Rotary International 'Service above Self' award at the 2018/19 District Training Assembly and Conference held in Accra-Ghana.
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