Election 2020: Maternity leave will be increased to six months if we win - NDP

Election 2020: Maternity leave will be increased to six months if we win - NDP

- The National Democratic Party has promised to extend maternity leave for all working class women from three months to six months

- This according to them, will enable them have enough time to nurse their babies

- This information is contained in a yet-to-be launched manifesto of the party

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Maternal health seems to be one thing that cuts across most manifestos of some of the political parties contesting the 2020 election.

Most of the political parties are looking at increasing the maternity leave for nursing mothers to enable them nurse their children.

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has promised to extend maternity leave for all working class women from three months to six months to enable them have enough time to nurse their babies.

Election 2020: Maternity leave will be increased to six months if we win - NDP

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Party, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings Source: JoyNews
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According to the NDP, the current arrangement does not give mother enough time to nurse and bond with their babies in a comfortable manner.

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According to a report filed by JoyNews, this information is contained in a yet-to-be launched manifesto of the party for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Maternity leave for nursing mothers is three months in most institutions.

In other for mothers to effectively undertake the exclusive breastfeeding which have been prescribed by health workers, most mothers would be excited with this as it would afford them the time to this,

Flagbearer for the Ghana freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor also mentioned that she would also extend the maternity leave for women.

In a news monitored by YEN.com.gh, she noted that if she wins the 2020 general elections, she will make the maternity leave one year.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, running mate of John Mahama said the NDC will increase maternity leave from three to four months if they win the December polls.

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She said the NDC will also ensure women have enough time to themselves during the pregnancy stage.

The former Education Minister made this known at an event held to mark International Youth Day

“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,” she said.

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