- The NDC says it will increase Ghana’s maternity leave period from three to four months
- This was disclosed by the party’s running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang
- She revealed that the details of the maternity leave extension are in the yet to be launched manifesto of the NDC
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Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang says the NDC will increase maternity leave from three to four months if they win the December polls.
She says they will also ensure women have enough time to themselves during the pregnancy stage.
“I sympathize with young mothers, but you will be happy to know when our manifesto is launched that we have increased the maternity leave [period]. We have moved it from three months to four months fully paid maternity leave and we are also going to ensure that until the child is nine months, the woman truly has time,” the former Education Minister noted at an event to mark International Youth Day.
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She also revealed the NDC has planned to introduce an insurance scheme for farmers.
“We have seasonal workers. We should think about them too. When it is the lean fishing season, what do the fishermen do? We should bring them in…. In our manifesto, we are talking about insurance for them. Making contributions to insurance and pensions schemes”.
The opposition running mate has also decried the politics of insults in the country.
Ghana’s labour law grants women a maternity leave period of at least 12 weeks in addition to her annual leave.
During the period of her leave, she is entitled to be paid her full remuneration and other benefits to which she is otherwise entitled.
The maternity leave period could be increased by two weeks in extraordinary circumstances.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama introduced his running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang to the Christian Council on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
At the event, the former president charged that clergy to take action against what he described as politicization of state institutions by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
He noted that the country cannot sit all of as the country “slips towards decadence”.
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