The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has advised young people to develop other interests in their lives in search of happiness rather than focusing so much on getting married.
She said it was important for people to recognize that one could still be single yet very happy in life.
Speaking on Starr FMs Morning Starr, the minister said as the world marks International Women’s Day today, March 8, women need to focus on making themselves happy.
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“I keep telling young people that you can be fulfilled even when you are single. You don’t necessarily have to be married to make it. Marriage is good.However, while that is waiting to occur, you can have interests and achieve a lot of things,” she noted.
She also condemned the practice in Ghana where women are tagged with negativity and suspicions as they climbed the corporate ladder.
“We should even put the playing fields through the laws so that equal opportunities are assured. There was a full center spread about me in 2005 describing my whole anatomy as something I couldn’t even relate to. There are women who are working very hard to make things happen for them. It is time people stop thinking all women who have made it had to sit on the laps of men to get to where they are”.
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The former deputy finance Minister Mona Quartey also added that society must recognize that women are an integral part of the economy and cannot be overlooked.
“Women just have a certain gift for making things happen. Women are a major force and drivers in this economy. The earlier society accepts that and helps us fight on, the better for us all," she said.
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