Meet Amtus-Sabooh Wahab Akumfi-Ameyaw

Amtus-Sabooh Wahab Akumfi-Ameyaw
Amtu is currently the Women’s Commissioner for the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG). Graduating from the University of Ghana, she acquired a degree in Political Science. She is the national student leader of the year ‘21 from the Ashanti Regional Students’ Representative Council, where she served as Region Literary Group Vice President in 2014. She currently works with the Microfinance and Small Loans, Office of the President, Ghana (MASLOC) as an HR assistant and an assistant to the Minister of Works and Housing, Ghana. She has experience in media from working as a PRESS CORPS member for the Harvard model UN 2018 and tv show host for the Children’s channel, Ghana Television. She worked as an intern at the office of the dean supervised by head career guidance and development in 2018 at Ashesi University. Amtu’s interests are in women and children advocacy, politics, religion, history, youth development & entrepreneurship. She is hopeful that she can impact the lives of her constituents positively and also contribute her quota to the development of Ghana.

“The SHE Move established in December 2019 was coined from the understanding that SHE is a pronoun for the woman but when dismantled into letters truly defines the substance or identity of a woman and unfortunately, that is not looked at often; hence giving meaning to the pronoun Strength, Harmony and Excellence. This project seeks to empower young female student leaders as well as those who are interested in skills that will aid them in rendering the best of service to the students as well as prepare them for leadership positions in the future.

The vision is Raise the office of the USAG Women’s commission to a pedestal where it productively contributes to matters of national and global importance (I.e., mainly in the areas of gender and other relevant related subjects). The mission is to empower every female student across all university campuses to optimize their capabilities. In line with achieving SDG 5 (gender equality), we have rolled out some programs GIRLS in ICT (tertiary) in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization, Ghana where 50 participants from all universities in Ghana were trained in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Security and Coding. Business pitches were done, and the winners are currently building on their ideas and in incubator sessions sponsored by the ministry, all participants become volunteers to teach younger girls in rural Ghana basic computing and also coding using SCRATCH. There have been other programs geared at the overall readiness of the female student leader such as personal grooming, mental health sessions and others.”