The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba has called on Ghanaian women to speak for their rights and especially on the serious issues that affect their routines or lives without any fear.
The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba
She told women that status of women is equal to that of man. Never compromise on your rights, always stand up for your rights. She added, the right to speak is given to women by the society and her voice should be given equal importance.
She stated, ‘In our society, the women who speak for her rights is considered bold, ill-mannered and is tagged as being disrespectful but we should fight for our rights, no matter what,’ she advised.
Moreover, she advised them to must complete their National Service after tertiary education because her approval as a Minister of State was characterized by some issues in Parliament as she has not done her compulsory National Service. Minority in Parliament has refused to appoint her as Gender Minister, hence she asked women to must complete National Service
Speaking in an interview, she reminded ladies in authority not to be scared, threatened or disparaged by their fellow candidates’ men for speaking their minds.
Also, she uncovered that one of her major tasks at the Ministry was the eradication of destitution, which ought to be the priority of every developing country.
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