The Ashesi University on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, opened a two-day workshop for Queen Mothers in the Greater Accra Region to enhance their capacity to prevent or resolve disputes in their communities.
The Queen Mothers were taken through areas such as peace, dispute analysis, and resolution towards sustainable development.
The project coordinator, Dr. Enyonam Candice Kudonoo in an interview with Citi News explained the idea behind the initiative.
“Peace is not the end. It is a means to sustainable development in communities. Without it, we will keep retrogressing as a nation.”
“What we seek to achieve is to instill in the Queen Mothers the confidence to enable them to face problems squarely and resolve them.”
“We hope to run the program across the country. This is the second batch in the Greater Accra Region. The plan is that after this mediation session, they will go and practice as well as build their self-confidence to start their own businesses.”
Dr. Kudonoo indicated that the team, from the Greater Accra Region Region, will move to the Central Region, and then the Eastern Region.
“We intend to reach all the regions in the country,” she added.
The Paramount Queen Mother of the Shai Osuduko Traditional area, Nana Amponsah Dokua III applauded Ashesi University for the initiative.
“For some of us who are paramount queens, we are going to further impart the knowledge we have acquired to the Queen mothers under us, that way they will also go into the various communities to further spread the word,” she added.
The Queen Mothers’ Mediation Program was developed as part of Ashesi University’s mission of educating leaders to transform Africa and its corporate social responsibility.
The program aims to build a culture of dispute prevention or resolution for sustainable development in the country.