The Enterprising Excellent Woman

Madam Comfort Zormelo

Greater Accra Region

" Madam Comfort Zormelo initiated the Gari Processing enterprise at Manshie which has become a booming trade which pays the school fees of children in the community. "

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Madam Comfort Zormelo, Greater Accra Region BIRTH AND EDUCATION:
Dynamic Comfort Zormelo was born in 1954. She attended Presbyterian Primary School then to Ga East District of Greater Accra region where she had her middle school education at Nsawam Urban Council Girls school and at E.P Middle School at Keta. She later obtained a Diploma in Sales and became a farmer at Manshie in the Ga West District.

Madam Zormelo is a community organizer and is credited with the establishment of several development projects in the district. Among these are the first day care centre at Manshie; establishment of Manshie Cassava Processing Group; extension of electricity to parts of Manshie, and construction of the road to Samsam, a pineapple producing community in her electoral area. She was selected by the Ghana Agriculture Workers Union to coordinate a project the Union had embarked on in the community for the women because of her leadership qualities; and initiated the Gari Processing enterprise at Manshie which has become a booming trade which pays the school fees of children in the community.

Zormelo noticed that parents left their children under a big tree to play while they worked, and when a large branch fell from the tree and caused some degree of disaster even though the children escaped, Comfort sought a safer environment for the children by establishing a day care center. She admonished the women to pay the teachers from income earned from processing and selling gari.

In view of her demonstrated leadership, Mad. Zormelo was encouraged by the women in the community to contest for a seat in the District Assembly. She won the Samsam electoral area seat in 1998, and again in 2002. Under her leadership significant strides of development were achieved, which include the following: A World Bank grant that was used to construct the Samsam Road; Samsam won the best Pineapple farming award, the best cassava faming award; and best farmer at the district levels award.

Even though she is no more an Assembly woman, she is still very active in community development. Zormelo is no doubt a Woman among women. Shear Power Ventures congratulates and praises her for her important contributions towards improving livelihoods in her community.

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