The 2000 Population Census estimated the population of Ghana to 18.9 million made of about 50.52% women.
With an economically active population of 8.2 million(15years+), women account for approximately 50% of the labour force and they are found in almost all sectors of the economy.
Women have not only contributed to the economic growth of the country but, have also helped in building families.
Despite the numerous roles they have played in developmental processes and upkeep of the homes, there is still marginalization and discrimination against them. To be candid, the menace is seriously hampering national development.
In an interview with the Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, during International Women’s Day celebration in Accra , she stated that Ghana as a country will be a much better place if Ghanaian women played an equal leadership role in the society.
Mrs Cynthia Lumor, a prominent woman on the Ghana’s corporate landscape who strongly believed in women’s development in the country discouraged myth that women are their own enemies and at the same time contributing to their own downfall.
She said, women should be encouraged, and supported in every aspect of endeavour in order to bring the best out of them.
More so, she challenged women to always be the captain of their own destiny, since God has deposited a great potentials in them.
She added that, women should not marginalized themselves.
“If you don’t believe in yourself nobody will believe in you”, she emphasized.
According to her, MTN Ghana is committed to the development and welfare of women in all parts of the country.
Mrs Lumor, stated that the Company has pledged to create parity for all and opportunities that will empower more women.
She added that “Since the theme for this year’s celebration is a call to action in the women empowerment agenda. We each have a role to play to ‘step it up for gender equality”.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/NewsGhana.com.GH