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Politics of Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Source: Atinkaonline.com

NCCE must wake up - Nana Konadu fires

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has criticised the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) for failing to adequately educate the Ghanaian populace on laws directly or indirectly affecting their rights.

According to her, the NCCE isn't working up to standards hence keeping a lot of people uninformed and not helping them fight for their rights.

“The telemo song should go for the NCCE. They need to wake up....telemor ncce" she said.

The dialogue is assessing the 30 years of existence of the PNDC Law 111.

Nana Konadu Rawlings explained that it wasn't easy getting the law passed however the NCCE has failed to educate Ghanaians especially women about the law and their rights.

The former First Lady was speaking at the 3rd National Gender Dialogue by the Gender Ministry to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day is a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The theme for this year’s celebration globally is, “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality”. In line with the latter, Ghana’s national theme is “Gender Equality by 2030: Inclusion of all for Ghana’s Sustainable Development”.

By this theme, Government aims at accelerating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda and build the impetus for the effective implementation of the goals especially, goal number five (5) which is “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls”.

She further revealed that aspects where children born out wedlock are catered for by the law must be reviewed. According to her, this doesn't give enough credence to the marriage institution.

She however called on state actors to have respect for the laws and that is the only way to further ensure the equal respect of human rights