Mahama salutes women on International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is observed annually on March 8 to celebrate women's achievements worldwide and to reflect and recognise progress made by women in nation building.

Former President John Mahama

In reality, the day is largely ignored in many countries or has lost its significance in others.

The Global theme for the 2019 International Women's Day celebration is, "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change".

Former President John Mahama does not hide his love for his wife, Lordina Mahama.

He is always full of praise for his wife and his admiration for her knows no bounds.


Mahama has applauded women from all walks of life for their hard work.

In a Facebook post, he said "Lordina and I, wish to congratulate and acknowledge all the hardworking women of Ghana for their immense sacrifices and contributions to the progress of our country."

According to him, "As we celebrate this important day, we must collectively resolve to ensure that all of our women are able to realize their full potential, which would inure positively towards the sustained development of our nation.

"We can do this in many ways, including creating the enabling atmosphere for confidence building, appreciation of effort and in establishing the belief that all women can achieve their life goals in whatever field of endeavour they choose." 


He said "On International Women's Day, Ghanaiand should draw special attention to two challenges confronting our women and girls which "includes issues are real and the first includes, poverty in the family, gender roles that do not favour them, child marriage, early drop out of school, early pregnancies, unfriendly learning and working environments and many others."

"These impediments can be removed by the entire society –men and women- coming together. This is achievable because most of the identified impediments have been created and sustained by society. Such is a proven path towards creating and sustaining peace and development.

"The second is that despite the giant strides made in the fight for women’s rights, women’s participation in national politics still remains low at both the local and national level.

"On this occasion, We wish to encourage more women to participate in politics at both the local and national level," the former President added.



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