International Women’s Day Celebration-Koforidua
The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) celebrated the just ended women’s day which was held at the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly hall on the 13 th March, 2023 with the theme “digital innovation and technology for gender equality, embrace equity”.

Date Created : 3/17/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Eunice Abankwaa Ohene/

The celebration was witnessed by Mrs. Regina Bempong, the Eastern Regional secretary for NALAG, Dr. Mrs. Benedicta C. Foli, former Headmistress of Pope John Senior High school, Gladys Addo, NALAG Women Caucus Representative, Mrs. Esi Benewaa Otoo, Gender Equality Project Officer FCM/NALAG, Nana Anima Ampofoa, Santa Hemaa of New Juaben Traditional Area, the Assembly woman for Residential Electoral Area, Kate Valeria Bedjabeng the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for New Juaben South and some women in the municipality among others.

Mrs. Valeria K. Bedjabeng, the Eastern Regional coordinator for NALAG, advised women to involve themselves in the Assembly elections to increase the number of women in all endeavors and also advised them to do away with hatred and focus on issues that will move the country forward.

Mrs. Benedicta C. Foli on her part stated that women are doctors, seamstress, lawyers, wives in their homes and their goal is to serve the nation, hence, she advised the women to involve themselves in politics so as to compete for the number of honorable members during Assembly meetings.

‘Women are organizers and managers in the home and therefore, must further their education to support their husbands and children’ she reiterated.
She also advised the women not to choose money over their children since they are the reason for them working but rather take proper care of them.

To improve in education, Mrs. Benedicta C. Foli encouraged mothers to support and involve their female children to choose more Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses to help increase the number of females when it comes to technological innovation in the country.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for New Juaben South, Mr. Isaac Appaw-Gyasi, added his voice by saying everybody on this earth was born by a woman therefore he will do anything within his power to help women because when women are comfortable it helps in raising their children. “Women go through a lot, especially mothers in raising children and ask God to bless them” MCE stated.

The Crime Officer for New Juaben, ASP Charity Hortorwu advised the women on security issues. She told them to check their way of dressing and that of their children to prevent any form of abuse.

She continued to advise women to humbly, know the type of friends their children make, by way of monitoring their movements and not just leave them to be on their own without any guidance and counseling since they are the future leaders of this country.

She then proceeded to admonish the women to be on the lookout for fraud activities on their mobile phones and ATM cards which has become rampant nowadays of defrauding innocent people. She later noted that the Offices of Ghana Police Service is always open and available for everyone to report any crime issues for a quick response.

Nana Anima Ampofoa, Santahemaa, further called on all women to ensure that the spirit discipline is inculcated in their children so that they can take the leadership role in the country. She further encouraged the women to put-up their best in raising their children.

This to her will help them know the type of children they have and how to raise them and provide good guidance that will enable the children to be adapted in society.

She restated that as they are the main characters in raising their children at home, they should set good examples by giving their partners the needed respect and advised them to encourage their children to learn hard to be great people in the future.