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Prioritize the need of women – Prof. Naana Jane to government

The 2020 Vice Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has charged the President Nana Addo Dankwa- Addo-adminstration to prioritize the needs of women in its decisions.

She said a focus on improving the well-being of women translates into advancing toward a successful nation.

Celebrating women in a statement to commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, 2021, Professor Opoku-Agyemang commended Ghanaian women for their tremendous contributions to national development.
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She also highlighted some major contributions women make directly and indirectly to various sectors of the economy.

“Apart from the fact that women form the majority of our population, women connect directly with other aspects of development. For example, because women tend to be the principal agents of primary education and primary healthcare, money channelled into the welfare of women will mean better education and health sectors.”

“Again, women run the informal financial sector through the various markets spread across the country – receiving resources ensures that our economy will necessarily advance. A focus on improving the wellbeing of women translates into advancing toward a successful nation.”

In her view, the effective way of developing the nation is to direct resources toward the development of women.

Professor Opoku-Agyemang, however, charged policymakers to focus on the need of women.

“We challenge all funders, policymakers, and planners, and all governments to prioritize the needs of women, considering the positive rippling effect that this focus will have on true sustained national development.”

See below the full statement

“Celebrating International Women’s Day right after Independence Day allows us to connect the profile and welfare of women with nation-building, and I acknowledge all women from our various sectors such as mining, security, and agriculture through health, education, and industry to homes, offices, markets, beaches and many others for making tremendous contributions to our national life.

One effective way of developing a nation is to direct resources toward the development of women.

Apart from the fact that women form the majority of our population, women connect directly with other aspects of development. For example, because women tend to be the principal agents of primary education and primary healthcare, money channeled into the welfare of women will mean better education and health sectors.

Again, women run the informal financial sector through the various markets spread across the country – receiving resources ensures that our economy will necessarily advance. A focus on improving the wellbeing of women translates into advancing toward a successful nation.

We choose to challenge all funders, policymakers, and planners, and all governments to prioritize the needs of women, considering the positive rippling effect that this focus will have on true sustained national development. This is a powerful way to make our nation great and strong.”

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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