Adeyeman Mma To Promote Women’s Issues, National Development

ADEHYEMANThe “Adeyeman Mma” festival which seeks to promote issues about women and national development was launched in Accra on Tuesday.

The festival scheduled for November 23, at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, would be organised by the Council of Women and Traditional leaders.

It will enable traditional rulers to show-case their cultural heritage and promote the activities of women in the country.

The festival is themed, “Traditional leadership-culture and the arts for national unity and development”.
The Minister of Tourisim, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, who launched the programme said the festival bringing about unity which would help traditional women to promote development in the country.

She said queenmothers had played roles in the settling of dispute, and promoting income generating activities that would enhance the livelihood of women.

The Deputy Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Mr John Alexander Ackon said queenmothers played a significant role in fostering peace and unity in the country.

He said Ghana must achieve the Millennium Development Goals on Maternal Mortality and called on women traditional leaders to educate women on the need to go for antenatal care.

The President of the Council of Women Traditional Leaders, Mamaga Amega Kofi Bra I in her welcome address, urged women traditional leaders not to relent in bringing development in the areas.

Kofi Bra I who is also the queen mother of Peki in the Volta Region, reiterated the call on government to include women in the traditional council to promote women issues in the country.

Mrs. Elisabeth Quarcor Akpalu, the Executive Director of Advocate for Gender Equity, who chaired the function, stressed the need to promote equity in the country. – Anita Nyarko

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