International Women's Day Bawumia salutes Ghanaian women

According to Bawumia, "Over the years, women have played and continue to play crucial roles in our national development and daily lives."

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has commended the contribution of Ghanaian women to the development of the country.

According to him, "Over the years, women have played and continue to play crucial roles in our national development and daily lives."

Today, Wednesday 8 March 2017 marks International Women’s Day and it's on the theme "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030."

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The United Nation (UN) said, the idea behind this year's theme, "is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning".

Dr Bawumia in a Facebook post said "In politics, religion, academia, and every other sphere of human endeavour, Ghanaian women continue to make remarkable strides both home and abroad."

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He lauded Yaa Asantewaa, and Madam Theodosia Okoh, who designed the National Flag for their crucial role in the national development of Ghana.

 

"Today, the fourth highest office in the land is held by a woman, her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood; the Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament is a woman, Hon Adwoa Safo, while the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson is also a woman, Mad Charlotte Osei"

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"For the first time in Ghana’s history the Chief of Staff is a woman, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, while Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari is the first ever female Secretary to the Cabinet.

"As well, three of Ghana’s five major telecom companies are headed by women - Yolanda Zoleka Cuba (Vodafone), Lucy Quist (Airtel) and Roshi Motman (Tigo)," Dr Bawumia added.

Below is his Facebook post:

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