The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Janet Asana Nabla, has questioned the motive behind the government’s failure to implement policies that will ease the burden of women in Ghana.
While wishing all Ghanaian women a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2023, the party, in a statement signed by its general secretary Janet Nabla, said it is worried that successive governments have not adhered to the constitutional demand that childcare facilities be provided at workplaces for working mothers to comfortably take care of their children while realising their potential.
“It is a known fact that the establishment of DOVVSU, Social Welfare, Juvenile Courts, and Legal Aid to help fight for the rights of children from their irresponsible parents (in most cases their fathers) has not been successful. Mothers are the hardest hit by the devastating effects of single parenting. Why are we not implementing pro-poor policies to help assuage the burden of women taking care of these children since the children are the future of the country? Most of these burdens kill women prematurely so why are we not interested in cutting off ex gratia and using the resources to help single but struggling mothers, by paying them a monthly allowance to cater for their children?”
According to the PNC, Article 27(2) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana makes provision for it, hence the failure of successive governments to act on it.
The statement also noted that it is unfortunate that some mothers, mostly from the northern part of Ghana, are being beaten, stoned, and burned to death on suspicion that they are witches.
The PNC is, however, optimistic that its future government will prioritise the above issues concerning mothers and women generally in the country.
Source: a1radioonline.com|101.1 MHZ|David Azure|Bolgatanga|