GHANA’S PRESIDENT SET ON ENSURING EQUAL PARTICIPATION FOR WOMEN AT ALL LEVELS

ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed that his government will work with Parliament to ensure the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill which would guarantee equal participation of women at all levels.

Stating this when he delivered the 2017 State of the Nation Address in Parliament here Tuesday, he said the initiative would ensure the fulfillment of the objective of 30 per cent women involvement in governance.

President Akufo-Addo also said the Disability Act would be enforced to ensure its compliance with access to public buildings for the physically challenged. “The Minister for Local Government will also see to the implementation of the District Integrated Social Services programme for children, families and vulnerable adults”.

On energy, President Akufo-Addo said his government inherited a heavily indebted energy sector which had collapsed businesses and promised to revamp the sector.

On education, he said the Free Senior High School Policy would take effect from the 2017/2018 academic year and that emphasis would be placed on the teaching of mathematics and science as well as information communication technology (ICT) in all schools.

President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance that trainee teachers’ allowances would be restored and expressed confidence that the “One Village One Dam” initiative would create significant job opportunities for the unemployed in the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK