- Vodafone has announced that all of its employees would be entitled to four months of paid parental leave
- It would enable all of its employees to have more time with their families while welcoming new children
- Male employees would also enjoy the four months parental leave
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Telecommunications network company, Vodafone has announced that all of its employees would be entitled to four months of paid parental leave.
This the company said would enable all of its employees to have more time with their families while welcoming new children.
The company's new policy states that every employee whose partner is having a baby adopts a child or becomes a parent through surrogacy will enjoy four months of paid leave.
Director of Human Resources at Vodafone Ghana, Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, stated that its male employees would also enjoy the four months parental leave.
She said the parenting leave is a significant improvement for male employees who previously enjoyed only two weeks paternity leave.
“We are excited about the new policy that offers more flexibility to our employees who will now enjoy four months paid leave as they welcome new additions to their families," she said.
This new Parental Leave Policy is a global policy that will benefit all Vodafone employees.
In a related development, 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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