The Wurom Legacy Trust Foundation (WLTF) a dream and vision with the aim of building a sustainable and a solid foreseeable future held its first ever Summit.
The Summit with a theme: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BEROM LAND was held at Todelards event centre along Shen road Du in Jos South LGA drew participants from all the fourteen districts in Berom land with participants from Berom Community in Abuja (BECA) and Berom Community in Lagos (BECAL).
Addressing participants at the event, the Chairman Board of Trustees who also doubled as Chairman main planning committee, Da Dr. Jonah Madugu welcomed all guests, he described the Trust Foundation as a legacy which this generation must bequet to the next generation.
Da Madugu underscores the human capital endowment of a Berom man which gives him competitive advantage amongst other states of the federation. Da Madugu said the project will include new institutions both technical and health, awarding scholarship to deserving Berom sons and daughters.
In his goodwill message, the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba CFR, who was represented by the Gwom Rwey Heipang, Da Paul Tadi, highlighted the strategic and symbolic placement of the Berom man on the Plateau who is blessed with both natural and human resources. He admonished all Berom sons and daughters to support the Trust Foundation even as he himself is in full support of it.
Declaring the summit opened, Professor Dung Pam Sha, a Director of Research and Planning with the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru commended government to focus its investment, development and land reform effort on its national comparative advantage.
Highlight of the summit was a paper presentation by Mr Ezekiel Davou who did justice to the theme of the summit where he pointed out key marketing or money making facets in Berom land which includes: Sports, Mining, Rocks, Tourism, Technology and Agriculture.
The presenter stated that 5% of these money making ventures goes to the farmers.
Mr Davou emphasized that we as Berom people must think globally and act locally by introducing modern skills and technology in our agriculture and tourism sectors which summarizes the downstream sector.
Six discussants were on stage to discuss the theme, The BECO President world-wide, Da Gyang Dudu Dalyop, BEWDA Secretary General, Ngo Esther Dung Dauda, BYM National Publicity Secretary, Rws Rwang Tengwong, Chairman districts Development Associations, Da Silas Bot, Da Austin Dalyop (Galadima Jos) and Da Engr David Dung. They all spoke in line with the theme to the admiration of guests.
The summit came to a climax with a question and answer session, suggestions and recommendations.
A communique will be issued in a later date.
Member, Summit Planning Committee.
29th December, 2023