Pass Affirmative Action Bill: CDD to Gov’t

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, CDD-Ghana, has asked the government of Ghana as part of ways to achieve gender parity in the country to pass the Affirmative Action Bill into law.

The CCD in a statement said the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill will ensure equal representation of women in key public appointments.

According to CDD on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebration on Thursday, March 8 said: “The Center believes that appropriate policies and measures must be introduced and implemented to accelerate the realization of gender equality in Ghana. Paramount among these is the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill, which will ensure 50:50 representation of women in key public appointments.”

“We also call for gender-responsive provisions in key government programmes such as the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme which has the potential to positively impact lives of millions of Ghanaian women, and the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program,” the statement added.

The Full statement by CDD below…

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2018, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) celebrates women for their immeasurable contribution to the social, economic, cultural, and political development of Ghana.

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Index indicating that it will take an estimated 102 years for Sub-Saharan Africa to close its overall gender gap, we hope the nationally-adopted theme for this year’s celebration, “#WomenToo: Press to Progress as Game Changers,” will aptly motivate women and all stakeholders to strive for the much desired change anticipated in the lives of women.