President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony
President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech

The president said this can happen soon if women are empowered through right policies and measures.

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated that his administration will put in place policies and measures to empower women and girls in the country as part of efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speaking at a UNESCO Global Concert in New York, Nana Akufo-Addo said that because women account for 51 percent of the population of Ghana and in several other countries “empowering them is critical to speeding up Africa’s progress.”

“So as president of Ghana, as co-chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and as AU gender champion, I am committed to putting in place policies and programmes aimed at improving the development of the girl child in Ghana.

“I’m equally committed to ensuring access to a minimum of senior high school education for the girl child in Ghana; a policy that has already began to work.”

“I’m also committed to mobilizing support towards ending child marriage in Ghana and the whole of the African continent. Together we can achieve gender equality, empower the women and girls and achieve the global means of the sustainable development goals. And one day we are going to have a female president of Ghana,” he added.


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