The Reverend John Kidisil Ngmalbini, General Overseer of the Dominating Power Ministry (DPM) in Tamale, said women empowerment requires collective and broader stakeholder engagement of the church and other organisations.
He said although the church had played crucial role towards women empowerment, there was the need for more collaboration to ensure that women were adequately equipped to contribute effectively to the growth and development of the country.
The holistic growth and development of the country largely depended on women and, therefore, efforts to aid their empowerment should not be underestimated.
Rev. Ngmalbini was speaking at a women’s empowerment programme the DPM organised as part of measures to maximise their inclusion in major decision-making in the country.
The event was on the theme: “Thou woman carry yourself well to manifest the glory of God,” to recognise the role women played towards nation building and the need to deploy strategic mechanisms to facilitate their growth and development.
Rev. Ngmalbini stated that women were not inferior to men according to God’s purpose, adding: “We are all created in the image and likeness of God to fulfill our assignment on earth.”
He added that women, who were supposed to champion certain aspects of national development agenda, were subjected to some forms of injustices and abuses detrimental to their holistic growth.
Madam Jachaan Comfort, President of the Women and Children’s Department of the church, said the DPM and stakeholders must prioritise women and children’s development to bridge the inequality gap.
She expressed the need for women not to shy away from platforms that would project them as role models to the youth.
“No one can better champion the interest of women than the woman herself. Knowledge acquisition, competence and perseverance are very necessary for our liberation,” she added.