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NARM-GH set to appoint new president: former president passes on


Hawa Rizwana Amoako-Agyei, late president of the National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana (NARM, GH), has passed on after a short illness.
She passed on at the Opoku Ware Memorial hospital in Dansoman on 29 January 2021 after a short illness, sources close to the family reveal.
Born in Koforidua, Hawa Rizwana Amoako-Agyei, completed the Middle School Leaving Certificate in her hometown where she excelled in exemplary fashion. She subsequently enrolled in the nursing training school in Koforidua to become an enrolled nurse.
Her passion was however to become a midwife, thus after successfully graduating from nursing school she went on to attend the Koforidua Midwifery training school.
Her dedication and hard work set her aside from her peers and in record time she was graduated top of her class to serve the country as a registered midwife.
She was one of the founding members of the Midwives Group; an association founded to champion the interest of midwives the country over to ensure they were treated equally and fairly irrespective of the government in power.
She served as the secretary of the then named Midwives Group. In seeking for more participation and control for midwives, the Midwives Group evolved to become the National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana.
Her exemplary service and selflessness was recognized by her fellow midwives and she was appointed to be the first president of the new association; serving two terms of four years, from 2013 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2021 respectively, fulfilling the associations mandate of a single individual serving a role for a maximum of eight years.
Hawa Rizwana Amoako-Agyei is well known in all quarters for her unrelenting fight for the promotion of midwives. Midwives prior had faced issues in terms of rank promotion and salary increase. These issues had dogged the ranks of midwives for over 20 years to which she summarily resolved when serving her role as president of NARM, GH.
Hawa Rizwana liaised with the powers that be to change the rank of midwives from midwifery superintendents to midwifery officers while fighting for the introduction of a Diploma and Bachelor of Science in Midwifery to be made available in the educational sector to ensure that service given to their clients will be of a high standard.
She championed the election of regional executives, who were voted in by midwives on the ground to help ensure that their grievances reached the higher hierarchy and their voices could be heard.
Changing of the old guard
With the sad passing of Hawa Rizwana Amoako-Agyei before a new president could be appointed, the National Executive Council of NARM, GH met to unanimously appoint Mrs Mary Ofosu, a stalwart of the Hawa Rizwana regime to serve in the role as acting president of NARM, GH.
The National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana will be meeting on 24 March 2020 as per the dictates of the associations constitution to appointment a new president to spearhead affairs.
The election is to take place at Sun Lodge Hotel in Tesano, Accra from 9am to 5pm; where the National delegates appointed by the Regional Executives of their respective regions will be voting to usher in new leadership for the association.
Mrs Mary Ofosu, acting president of NARM, GH; Mr Wisdom Oware; and Mrs Leticia Asaaba Atiah will be competing to be given the mandate to lead the association in the coming months and years ahead.

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