President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured his government is making efforts to implement projects that will equip Ghanaian women with the necessary tools to achieve their possible best.
According to a Citi FM report, the President announced that some social intervention policies that will help women reach their full potential and improve their living status, have already been set in motion.
The president was addressing a conference at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to mark International Women's Day, when he said Ghana will begin to see better days if “our women are protected and empowered".
“As you all know, this year, the free SHS policy will come on and this will help women. The NPP has put in place programs and policies that will make life better for the Ghanaian woman. You have a strong and dedicated Minister who is always talking about the rights of women. If she continues this way, I am sure Ghanaian women will be better," President Akufo-Addo said.
Meanwhile, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady has vowed to champion the cause for an increase in women participation in politics.
According to her, this will bring to the fore gender-related issues as well as advance women empowerment and equality.
The first lady was speaking at a ceremony to celebrate International Women's Day when she lamented on the barely visible presence of women in decision-making positions.
She assured she will use her position and influence to change the current system, stating, "the world economic forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. But we cannot wait that long. That is why the idea of being bold for change is so important.
We need more female voices in politics and policy making. We need more female voices in academia, industry, business, finance, agriculture, the arts and many more areas. It’s going to be an arduous battle, but I believe we are up to it.”