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Women Enterprises Consultant calls for passage of Affirmative Bill to empower women


A women enterprises consultant, social entrepreneur and industrial and organizational psychologist, Maria Johana Yuorpor has called for more affirmative action, and by extension the passage of the Affirmative Bill, towards the inclusion of women in the governance and leadership structures of the country.


She said this on Monday on Info Radio's late afternoon show, Te Zine Yiri Yela on the occasion of the celebration of International Women's Day, where she strongly advocated for the use of affirmative measures in bringing women at par with their male counterparts.


She averred that women in offices are passionate about their duties and discharge them diligently without blames.


The social entrepreneur however expressed happiness about this year's International Women's Day celebration as she said there has been improvements in the affairs of women.


She revealed that according to a MasterCard Foundation research reports, Ghana is the third country in Africa with more women-owned businesses, a feat she described as a significant milestone towards women empowerment and development.


Every year, March 8 is set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the achievements of women the world over.


This year's International Women's Day celebration was under the theme: "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world."