The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has entreated men to give Ghanaian women the dignity they deserve.
He said his commitment to the promotion of the advancement of women is without question.
The President remarked that women constitute the majority of the population and the country’s success or otherwise will be measured by how well women are doing.
Delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA) today in Parliament, assured that the Affirmative Action Bill will be sent to Parliament this session to be passed into law.
‘I have thrown my full weight behind the HeforShe campaign, and the Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA), an initiative stemming from my position as the African Union’s Gender Champion. I urge all Ghanaian males to join together in giving Ghanaian females the dignity they deserve. The Affirmative Action Bill will definitely come to Parliament this session,’ he stated.
He urged both male and females to support the implementation of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
‘I further entreat all of us, male and female, to support the implementation of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which have been incorporated into Government’s Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, which was laid before this House on November 13, 2017 and the execution of which will ensure that no Ghanaian is left behind,’ he encouraged.