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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Zakat Foundation to expand projects

The Zakat Foundation of America, Ghana, a social and humanitarian organization, is to expand its interventions in the southern parts of the country to benefit more vulnerable and deprived people.

Mr Habib Abubakar, Programme Manager of Zakat Foundation of America, Ghana, disclosed this when he briefed journalists in Tamale after they have toured the organization's projects in the Northern Region.

The tour was to enable the visiting Interim Programme Director of Zakat Foundation, based in Chicago, United States of America, Mr Kamal Ali Birru, to assess the projects being undertaken by Zakat Foundation of America, Ghana, in all its project areas.

Mr Abubakar said currently, Zakat Foundation of America, Ghana, which is based in Kumasi, worked in the areas of education, health, livelihood empowerment and humanitarian assistance in three regions, namely, the Brong-Ahafo, Northern and Upper East Regions.

He disclosed that the organization was implementing a livelihood programme in the Bole District where it had set up a cassava processing plant to help especially women farmers to process their cassava, including vocational training and equipping beneficiaries with machines to start work as self-employed.

He also spoke about other interventions of Zakat Foundation of America, Ghana, which he said, included the provision of medical supplies to four hospitals and 32 water wells across Bole, Bawku and Binduri.

He said the interventions were helping to transform lives, and pledged to improve on them to touch more lives.

Mr Birru, who is based in Chicago, Headquarters of Zakat Foundation, expressed gratitude to all partners, including District Assemblies, for their collaboration to ensure the delivery of the projects.

(Ghana Web / 31 October 2015)
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