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Help pass Affirmative Action Bill -Chief of Staff appeals to Asantehene

The Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosuah Fremah Osei Opare, has made a strong plea to Asantehene, the esteemed traditional ruler of the Ashanti Region, to hasten the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill.

The bill, aimed at promoting gender equality and empowering women, has gained significant attention nationwide.

Given Asantehene’s significant influence in the area, Hon. Fremah thinks his backing might be transformative.

Hon. Fremah Osei Opare at the Queen Mother” Food Fair at Manhyia Palace, as part of activities marking Asantehene’s 25th anniversary, emphasized the importance of unity and collaboration in achieving progress for all.

She emphasized how the bill would give women equal opportunity across a range of industries, fostering a more inclusive society.

By appealing to Asantehene, Hon. Fremah seeks to leverage his influence and rally support from all corners to push the bill through parliament.

The Affirmative Action Bill is a proposed legislation that seeks to provide gender parity in Ghanaian politics.

The bill aims to increase women’s participation in decision-making positions by requiring that at least 40% of public offices be reserved for women.

The bill has been in parliament for over a decade but has not received the needed attention for it to become law.

Hon Fremah Osei Opare lauded Asantehene for his continuous support to empower women, which according to her has made many women have a better stand in society today.

The King was praised for his contribution to health care delivery, education, and other socio-economic areas to revive both the local and national economy of the country.

Queen Mothers’ Food Fair

The Chief of staff recounted how Ashanti traditional recipes are gradually missing out from the system and proposed that the recipes can be published for the next generation to learn from it.

This, too, according to her, will also promote local tourism as visitors will try preparing some of the traditional recipes.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah

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