The women Caucus in Parliament have urged all women in the country to actively participate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The call was backed with evidence which suggests that in parts of the world where women have shown decisive leadership, significant headway have been made towards overcoming the pandemic. The Leader of the Women’s Caucus and Deputy Majority Whip, Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan made the call in a statement on behalf of her colleagues in Parliament today in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
The International Women’s Day which is celebrated annually on every 8th March was under the theme: Choose to Challenge. The female MPs however decided to celebrate it today, because of the nature of the business in the House in the past few days.
The statement emphasised that the theme of the occasion provides a perfect opportunity for women to ponder over the roles that women have played in solving some of the daunting problems of the world in the past and reflect upon the roles they can play in overcoming the number one problem in this era which is the COVID 19 pandemic.
As part of celebrating the occasion, all the female MPs wore the same cloth in line with the Ghanaian culture of camaraderie and sisterhood.