President Akufo Addo says his government has women’s issues at heart, which is why policies that have been outlined in the budget are meant to empower women in the country.
He was speaking at a gathering at the Gender Ministry as part of activities to celebrate International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day every March 8 is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and a shakeup in the industrialized world that saw a booming population and the rise of radical ideologies.
Meanwhile, the first Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo is hosting some women groups in the country as part of the celebration of International Women’s Day.
Those present include, wife of the Vice President Samira Bawumia, former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Chairperson of EC, Charlotte Osei, former Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr Joyce Aryee, Queen Mothers, women in the Showbiz Industry and members of Parliament.
They are discussing issues of gender parity and politics, the world of work, in the church and in sustainable development.
The first lady asked women to fight for gender parity wherever they find themselves.