Jennifer Oforiwaa Queen, a Deputy National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has admonished Ghanaian women to show gratitude to the NPP government led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by voting massively for him in the up-coming general elections.
According to her, President Akufo-Addo’s policies and programmes are always geared towards lessening the economic and social burdens on Ghanaian women.
She said free education alone is enough reason for Ghanaian women to rally behind president Akufo-Addo saying the benefits of such policies were that the money that parents, especially women might have used in paying for such services could now be channeled towards other useful purposes.
Speaking to the media after visiting some registration centres in Bono Region, Jennifer Oforiwaa Queen indicated that the NPP government remains committed to gender equality and children’s rights and will work assiduously to empower women in Ghana.
General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, the deputy directors of communication together with the Bono Regional Chairman Kwame Baffo Abronye DC visited registration centres in the Bono Region to monitor the ongoing registration exercise.
Jennifer Oforiwaa Queen explained that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched a GH¢600 million Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) business support scheme which is supporting women in small and medium-scale enterprises together with (MASLOC).
She averred that, the construction of Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project in the northern part of the coutry will provide thousands of both direct and indirect jobs for our women through the agricultural value chain and will reduce the rate at which girls migrated to southern Ghana in search of greener pastures who mostly ends up with menial jobs and in some cases got sexually abused.
She said policies such as Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme, Free Antenatal Care, and National Health Insurance Scheme were introduced by the NPP government to support Ghanaian women.
She also urged Ghanaian women to challenge the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, John Dramani Mahama to also come clear on what he would do for women when given the opportunity and not just appointing a woman as his running mate.