GHANA’S GENDER MINISTRY LAUNCHES FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

Ghana’s Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry has launched a five-year strategic plan to re-define the Ministry’s strategic direction from 2017 to 2021.

The Minister, Nana Oye Lithur, who launched the plan here Wednesday, said the objectives of plan, which is estimated to cost more than 220 million cedis (about 15.6 million US dollars) to implement, were consistent with provisions of the country’s Constitution.

The plan also aligned with the thematic areas of Ghana’s Medium-Term National Development Policy Framework, the Agenda 2030 50-year development strategy of the African Union (AU) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

The Minister said some of the focus areas included the promotion of children’s rights and development, social protection and development, domestic violence and human trafficking, research, information and data management. Other areas were performance measurement, monitoring and evaluation, public education and financial mobilisation and Organizational Support Services.

Nana Oye Lithur said the Ministry aimed to progressively reduce the incidence of domestic violence and human trafficking as well as promote evidence-based research, information and data management systems to ensure comprehensive, timely and reliable information and data for evidence-based decision-making.

The Ministry would also promote communication and advocacy systems at all levels as well as promote gender, children and social protection issues.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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