Ghanaians happy over Prof Ocquaye's advocacy for six months maternity leave

Ghanaians happy over Prof Ocquaye's advocacy for six months maternity leave

Women have often times not been able to voice out concerns when it come to take leave days to nurse their new born babies.

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Often times, the 3 months given to nursing mothers is not sufficient as most of them take an extra month leave without pay to properly cater for their babies.

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye is, however, advocating for an extension of maternity leave from 3 to 6 months.

Speaking at the event organised to mark Ghana's celebration of World Children's day, Prof Ocquaye said the extension of the maternity leave will serve as a means of protecting the child.

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Ghanaians have however expressed happiness and support for what the Speaker was advocating for.

Emmanuel said it is a good idea considering the need for them to properly cater for their new borns.

Racheal believes that it is a brilliant idea which would help lactating mothers achieve the exclusive breastfeeding agenda.

Enoch believes 3 months maternity leave is not enough.

Paa Qwesi could not fathom how a 3-month-old baby would be left at home because of work.

Mununkum believes it is a good idea and advocated for women to be given a day off as well every month due to period pain

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In other news, the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives has assured Ghanaians that the ambulances parked in front of the State House would be released latest by January 2020.

This information follows pressure from the Minority on Parliament’s Health Committee for the immediate release of the ambulances at the State House.

Public Relations Officer of the Social Development Ministry, Kabore Awudu Moro, said the delay in the distribution of the ambulances is to ensure that the needed logistics are in place when they are released.

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