GaDangme Muslim Queens marks this year’s International Women’s Day with a workshop to enhance their knowledge in governance and leadership.
The workshop which was held in Accra over the week in partnership with Chamber for Traditional Leadership Governance brought together queens mothers from different traditional councils in the Greater Accra Region to deliberate on how they can contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
Speaking at the workshop, the President – Chamber of Traditional Leaders and Governance, Nana Esi Ninsin lll of Ekumfi Traditional area charged the queen mothers to be up and doing in their respectful jurisdiction that would bring about women empowerment.
For her, queen mothers have the niche to bring about changes in the country if their given the necessary support to discharge their duties properly.
The Ekumfi Traditional area queen mother challenged the queen mothers to initiate projects aim at developing the human resource base of the respective catchment areas that would set as a role model for the girl child.
Queen mothers during the interactive session, use the opportunity to call on the authorities and political parties to honor their promises of appointing 40% of women in position when they form government.
The Public Diplomacy Coordinator of the Israeli Embassy in Accra, Dr. Yael Mehl commended Ghanaian women in the role they play to make sure their family survives.
She said despite the harsh economic condition, Ghanaian women would strive hard to give the best of education to their children.
The International Women’s Day Celebration which is celebrated globally seeks to recognize the collective achievement of women looking back to the past several years of struggle for equal opportunity, social justice, peace and development. It was under the theme
This year’s International Women’s Day focuses on the rural and urban activists who have transformed the lives of women around the world. From grassroots campaigns to global movements, women’s activism over the decades has paved the way for women’s rights and a more equal future.
Story: Iddrissu A. Jara