Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, recently spent invaluable time with hardworking women in Jamestown, accompanied by Adm. Michael Regan and his team from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The visit aimed to understand local cooking methods and address challenges faced by women using unclean cooking fuels daily.
Mrs. Samira Bawumia, known for her commitment to empowering women and driving positive change, engaged firsthand with the resilient women of Jamestown. The visit wasn’t just a symbolic gesture; it was a crucial exploration into the daily lives of these women, shedding light on the challenges posed by traditional cooking methods and unclean fuels. The encounter fostered a deeper understanding of the need for cleaner and more sustainable cooking solutions.
Accompanied by Adm. Michael Regan, Administrator of the U.S. EPA, Mrs. Samira Bawumia continued her quest for knowledge by touring the Blue Ocean LPG facility in Kpone. This visit provided insight into Ghana’s cylinder recirculation model, a strategic initiative aimed at increasing the adoption of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as a cleaner cooking alternative. The model focuses on making LPG more accessible, affordable, and environmentally friendly.
Adm. Regan, a champion of environmental causes and head of the U.S. EPA, shares a common goal with the Clean Cooking Alliance in supporting efforts to transition to cleaner, affordable, and sustainable cooking solutions. The collaboration between Ghana’s Second Lady and Admiral Regan underscores the global importance of addressing environmental challenges and fostering innovation in everyday practices.
The effort to promote cleaner cooking methods is more than just a technological development; it is a step toward empowering women and creating a better environment for communities. Mrs. Bawumia’s commitment to this cause complements Admiral Regan’s dedication to environmental conservation, making this collaboration a light of hope for a greener, healthier future.