The Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has hinted that, the next NDC government will extend the duration of maternity leave.
Currently Ghana’s maternity leave duration is three(3) months, meanwhile lactating mothers are encouraged to practice exclusive breast feeding for six months.
But addressing some women groups and party leadership at the GNAT hall in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Regional during a two-day working visit,Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, said, the party is considering an extension of the leave for women when voted into office .
“We are talking about extending maternity leave for women and some are asking what about those who may not be working in the offices, we may have all women in the country, but some may need different things and during our manifesto we went round, it was only the COVID that stopped us.
So even before the COVID came, we sought inputs from the entire country so that we can solve real problems. We don’t want to sit somewhere in Accra and determine your progress”.
She further, reiterated the need to empower women in the country across their various establishments of survival to enable the nation grow economically as expected “If you give economic empowerment to women it improve the nation”.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, advised party executives and supporters to continue with their door to door and decent campaign strategy, which she believes will pave way for victory in the upcoming election.
“When you are going to your bed to pray, pray for me and the man who has made it possible to choose a woman as a vice presidential candidate and that person is His Excellency John Dramani Mahama”.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, paid a courtesy on the, Paga Pio Pe Charles Awmpaga II and the Navro Pio, Dennis Aniakwo Balinia Adda, Asgepaare II.
The two paramount chiefs, admonished the NDC and other political parties to preach peace, as they go about their campaign ahead of the 2020 elections.