International Women’s Day 2018 Observed in Parliament

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The Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has asked the Ghanaian society to do more in promoting the welfare of women in society since that will also enhance the welfare of the nation as a whole.

She made the statement on Thursday, March 8, 2018, to mark INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. She said although the nation had made strides in appointing women to many ministerial positions the empowerment of women through the passing of the Affirmative Action Bill into law and related bills would help to address the gender inequality and empower all women at all levels of society.

In a follow-up presentation Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, noted that democracy is about numbers and equity, said more needed to be done in the area of leadership, in government and the private sector.

She lamented that the average Ghanaian still hold the notion that a woman was only for childbearing.

She was quick to observe that the country’s economy hinged largely on the private sector dominated by women.

She therefore called for attitudinal change and the promotion of gender equality.

Glowing tributes were also paid to Ambassador and Statesman, K.B. Asante with the observance of a minute’s silence in his memory.

Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, praised  the late diplomat for his hard work and humility and for having served his nation and humanity with great dedication.

Source: John Kumado

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