Gender Centre holds meeting between Jaman South District Assembly and community members
The Gender Centre has organised a meeting between citizens of the Jaman South District and officials of the District Assembly to discuss issues of concern to women in the District including gender equality and women empowerment and how these concerns can be addressed. The event was attended by over 30 men, women, youth and persons with disability across the district and was held at the Adehyie Bar and Restaurant, Drobo on the 19th of July 2012. The event formed part of activities under the Good Governance through Increasing Women’s participation if Ghana’s political processes project (We know Politics II).
The meeting was chaired by the District Chief Executive, Hon Julius Atta Bediako and facilitated by the GC Project Officer, Lena Danquah. The District Planning Officer, Mr Stephen Luuri, gave a presentation on the District Assembly’s plans on improving the living standards of women in the district. This was followed by the raising of issues of concern to women in the district. Among the issues raised were the need to support vulnerable groups in the district especially widows, PWDs and orphans. The slow disbursement of specialised funds and inadequate public education on socio –economic issues were also among the key concerns raised.
The DCE affirmed his support for women in the district and Lena urged women of the district to seek knowledge and education on socio-economic issues particularly their human rights so that they can assert their rights. She also encouraged them to regularly link up with their various Assembly men and women so their concerns will reach the DCE’s office in good time.
Finally Lena urged all present to do well to support in the conduct of a very credible and peaceful general election come December 2012.