The President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to ensuring that Senior High School becomes the minimum level for girl child education in Ghana.
The president’s commitment was contained in a speech delivered at this year’s Global Citizens Festival that was staged in Accra, Ghana.
The Festival which saw performances from both international and local artistes too place at the Black Star Square in Accra on September 24, 2022.
In his speech the president who serve as co-chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and AU gender champion said he is committed ensuring policies that improved girl child education are implemented.
“As President of Ghana, as co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as AU gender champion, I am committed to putting in place policies and programmes aimed at improving the development of the girl child in Ghana.”
Akufo-Addo also pledged his continued support to fighting gender inequality in to champion issues of women and girls.
“I am equally committed to ensuring access to a minimum of senior high school education for the girl child in Ghana, a policy that has already begun to work.” He said
Predicting that Ghana will one day have a female president, the president called for support in achieving SDGs to make it a reality.
“Together, we can achieve gender equality, empower the women and girls and achieve global needs and goals of the SDGs, and one day we are going to have a female President of Ghana,” he added.
Ghana under the fourth republic has had a number of female candidates seeking to be president of the country.
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, of the National Democratic Party, Brigitte Dzogbenuku of the Progressive People’s Party and Akua Donkor of Ghana Freedom Party have all contested to be president.