Empowering women is critical to speeding up Africa’s progress – Akufo-Addo @Global Citizens Festival

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he is committed to ensure the development of women in the country.

Mr Akufo-Addo indicated that empowering them is critical to speeding up Africa’s progress.

“Women and girls account for 51 per cent of the population of Ghana, the majority and that is the same everywhere on the continent. So, empowering them is critical to speeding up Africa’s progress”, the President said at the 2022 Global Citizens Festival on Saturday September 24.

He added “As President of Ghana, as co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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 begun to work.

“Together, we can achieve gender equality, empower the women and girls and achieve the global needs and goals of the SDGs, and one day, we are going to have a female President of Ghana.”

During the event, artists including Stormzy, Sarkodie, Usher, Gyakie, Stonebowy and others have left massive footprints on Ghana’s memory as this concert is being touted as the most organized sound engineering ever.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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