Miss Ghana USA 2017-2018 Takes Ghana

“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:36

 

My two week trip to Accra, Ghana helped me solidify my vision to help alleviate the disparities in Ghana. Although water treatment did not begin this December, the various meetings with government officials and public interviews created opportunities that would support the establishment of my water treatment organization–the WaterMyLifeInitiative. In upcoming months, I plan to recruit young adults who are interested in treating water in the Northern Region of Ghana. Members of the diaspora are the emphasis of recruitment, as the WaterMyLife Initiative seeks to reconnect Africans abroad, with those on the African continent. I don’t think there is a better way to do this than by serving as a prime example of giving back to my community, teaching members of the diaspora about the specific dire needs of  Ghana, and teaching them ways they can contribute to the economic, social, and political progress of Africa, starting with Ghana.

There are countless charitable and humanitarian efforts across the globe, but the WaterMyLife Initiative is set apart for this core reason:

This initiative is rooted in truth, and in that truth, the end goal is to establish justice…justice for those who morn because of poverty.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor…to comfort all who mourn…” Isaiah 61:1,2

In upcoming years, the WaterMyLife Initiative will be providing more than water treatment services, as the goal is to connect impoverished, neglected Ghanaians to basic resources such as feminine hygiene products, infant food/clothing, and every-day medical services.


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During my charity and press tour, the Lord saw fit to bless me with the privilege to meet and speak to the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana: Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo. Our First Lady loves the Lord and Loves our nation. I commend her dedication to bringing healing to the malnourished, the sick, and the lonely. God bless our First Lady and the Rebecca Foundation.
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Thank you to the founder of the MGUSA pageant, Gloria Opare, for this wonderful idea to connect with the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana. We were able to donate hundreds of baby clothes to her new maternity ward in Kumasi.
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I was blessed with the privilege to visit various offices at the Presidency. It was an honor to meet and share my vision with the Second Lady of Ghana: Samira Bawumia! She graced me with wise words of encouragement, to ultimately help me become an effective and focused servant for our nation of Ghana.

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At the office of the Presidency in Ghana, I had the privilege to meet both the national Diaspora Affairs Director Akwasi Awua Ababio and Deputy Director Nadia Adongo Musah, along with the national Minister of Business Development Hon Awal Ibrahim Mohammed. Thank you for agreeing with and supporting my vision.
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Thank you to the Minister of Business Development Hon Awal Ibrahim Mohammed, for supporting my vision for Ghana.
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Thank you to the head security general for serving our country.
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Thank you to former President Jerry John Rawlings, for hosting the Miss Ghana USA team at his home. What a mighty legacy he has left.
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I was blessed with the privilege to meet the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy of Ghana. Deputy Melinda Tabler-Stone is truly a woman of power.
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I was blessed with the privilege to distribute hundreds of infant and toddler clothing and food items with the Miss Ghana USA team at the LEKMA Hospital in TESHIE.
I just praise God for allowing myself and our team to serve mothers and children. Any opportunity to bless others and speak life, is an opportunity for the move of God. This is the least we can do to help women and children have a wonderful end to their year!

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Miss Ghana USA ’17 and Miss Ghana USA State Ambassador at LEKMA Hospital
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Opening up the 2017 Quality Health Summit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, I taught on the issue of contaminated water in Ghana and its relation to health illiteracy in Africa.
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Thank you to the CEO of Quality Health Africa, Erwin Boateng for welcoming me to share the work I have begun regarding health literacy in Ghana. Erwin Boateng is a military doctor by trade, and for years he worked for Barack Obama in the White House. His passion to alleviate health-related problems in Ghana began with the abrupt death of his aunt. This tragedy sparked his concern to do more research on health care in Ghana. Dr. Boateng’s goal is to strengthen Ghana’s healthcare system through education, training, and provision of resources. Quality Health Africa pushes forth problem solving systems that are built by Ghanaians, for Ghanaians!
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My service to Ghana is not limited to treating contaminated water, but I desire to lend a helping hand wherever I can. I am grateful that the First Lady of Ghana welcomed me to join her in serving Ghana!
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