Farmer and presidential candidate of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor, has disclosed that one key policy she seeks to push when she becomes president is to give new mothers one-year maternity leave.
According to her, the 3-months maternity leave period given to mothers prevents them from spending enough time to cater for their newborn babies that need all their attention.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaweb, she affirmed that she would contest in the 2020 election despite her 2016 disqualification by the then EC chairperson Charlotte Osei over improper filing of her nomination forms.
She said her decision to contest in the elections is influenced by her drive for change which she intends to translate into reforms.
“When I become president, Ghanaians won’t pay for electricity, water and other utility bills. I don’t have the money but I know God will provide so I can make Ghana look like Libya.
I will also ensure that all women especially in the public sector get 12 months maternity leave instead of 3 months to enable them take care of their children well enough.” she said
In other news, Ghanaians have criticised Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for suggesting that the Akufo-Addo led administration has tamed and stopped the cedi from depreciating against the dollar.
Dr. Bawumia, during the New Patriotic Party’s National Delegates Conference in Accra on December 22, 2019, said the Akufo-Addo government has drastically “tamed” the cedi from its high depreciation.
“Exchange rate depreciation has been tamed,” he said.
But Ghanaians on Facebook have mocked the Vice President and described the data he presented to support his claim as “useless”.
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