Accra, Jan 9, GNA - The Council for Women
Traditional Leaders, a national Association of Queenmothers, has lauded
government's policies and programmers, which they said is impacting positively
on the quality of lives of Ghanaians.
They praised President Nana Addo Dankwa Addo-Addo for his resilience and determination to fulfil his campaign promise to Ghanaians, praying that the Almighty would empower him to meet the expectations of the people.
The Queenmothers made the commendation when they called on the President at the Jubilee House in Accra on Wednesday.
Nana Abena Boatema, President of Council and Paramount Queenmother of Odumase Number one Traditional Area, told the President that traditional women leaders were happy with his social interventions, particularly the Free Senior High School policy that was ensuring that every child in the country attends school.
She said since the policy took off, they had been saved the burden of committing substantial amounts of their resources into scholarships for the education of their subjects, adding that those resources would now go into other productive ventures that would improve the well being of their people.
Nana Abena Boatema also praised the institution of the 'Planting for Food and Jobs' programme, which has ensured food security in the country and created jobs for the teeming youth.
"Mr President, we thank you for your determination to make our country better... We pray for God's blessing to make your great vision for Ghana come to fruition," she said.
Nana Boatema appealed to President Akufo-Addo for representation of Queenmothers on various boards, saying they also have a lot to contribute to the development of the country just like their male counterparts.
She also sought the President's intervention to have Queenmothers participate in the regional as well as the National House's of Chiefs "because, they, as stakeholders in the traditional governance process", were an indispensable equation in the scheme of things.
Nana Boatema said women have over the years, developed themselves to the point where their views on all spheres of human endeavours cannot be downplayed, hence the need for their inclusion in the deliberations at the House's of Chiefs.
On his part, President Akufo-Addo was happy that the various initiatives of his administration had gone down well with the Queenmothers and Ghanaians.
He said for government to transform the fortunes of the country and give Ghanaians the kind of life they deserved called for hard work and the support of all sections of the society,
The President assured the Queenmothers that their request for representation on boards, and the House of Chiefs would be part of the deliberative process.