Akumaa Mama Zimbi's Widows Alliance Network (WANE) project for the sustainable socio-economic development of widows in Ghana, one of the projects undertaken by her Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF), will be holding its 4 th national Widows Alliance Conference (WAC) at Pavilion A, Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, La, Accra.
This event is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 from 8:00am, and is expected to attract a large number of widows from various parts of the country.
It is a platform to encourage widows and arrive at sustainable solutions to their problems, while national issues about widows are discussed.
This year's event is sponsored by Imajin Advertising, Nestle Ghana limited, Ice Cool Purified Water, Danny's Decorations, Bloom cakes and more, Asadu Royal Waste Management and Ghana International Trade Fair Center. Media Partners include Mutimedia Group Limited, DDP, News-One, Media Fanbern and Daily Guide.
For the past few years, Akumaa has dedicated herself to supporting widows in Ghana. She has been organising various widow groups in various parts of the country.
She uses these platforms to encourage the women to be strong despite losing their better halves. She also helps them to establish small-scale businesses to carry on with their lives.
She has virtually become an iconic figure for majority of widows in the country. Akumaa's reason for embarking on the widows' project is that she believes widowhood is not a curse.
A number of personalities are expected to pass through the event to encourage the women.
By Francis Addo