Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has touted the role of the ruling NPP government in the increasing reduction of gender disparity in Ghana.
Dr Bawumia revealed the NPP government have implemented several ingenious policies which have significantly cutdown on gender disparity in Ghanaian society.
The Vice President made the revelation whilst speaking during the maiden AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum currently ongoing in Barbados.
Dr Mahamadu Bawumia pointed to several government policies which have contributed towards creating more gender parity in Ghana.
The Vice President cited the use of medical drones to deliver medical supplies all over the country as a policy that has contributed to reducing gender disparity.
The medical drone delivery system, one of the finest in the world, has six centres undertaking 100 flights per day, supplying blood products and medical suppliers to rural areas and helping to save expectant mothers and ultimately reducing the maternal mortality rate in Ghana.
The Vice President also pointed to the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, which has had the side effect of increasing female enrolment and once again, increasing gender parity.
Bawumia Attends Maiden AfriCaribbean Trade And Investment Forum Starts In Barbados
Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is representing Ghana at the maiden edition of the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The forum runs from Thursday, September 1st 2022 till Saturday, September 3rd.
It is being held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados on the theme: “One People, One Destiny. Uniting and Reimagining Our Future”.
The event is being held under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Barbados and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
The main goal of the investment forum is to provide a platform for developing strategic partnerships between the business communities in Africa and the CARICOM Region to foster bilateral cooperation and engagement in trade, investment, technology transfer, innovation, tourism, culture and other services.
It also seeks to actively promote trade and investment opportunities among people of Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the wider diaspora, which will contribute to implementing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and to the Caribbean trade development agenda.