Politics of Sunday, 19 January 2014

Source: GNA

Gender Ministry rolls out 2014 goals

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has said the ministry is aimed at promoting coordination in the implementation of interventions to prevent and prosecute offenders who perpetuate gender-based violence.

“The ministry will also rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate survivors into the society,” she added.

The minister made the remarks during a New Year get-together on Friday for staff of the ministry.

She said the ministry would also facilitate the enactment of the human trafficking and domestic violence regulations, implementation of the National Plan of Actions for Domestic Violence (DV) and Human Trafficking (HT), as well as operationalisation of the HT and DV rapid response teams.

“Providing professional psychosocial support for HT and DV victims and operationalise the HT and DV funds is another goal the gender ministry intends to achieve.”

Nana Oye Lithur said: “I am therefore confident that our Ministry will evolve to be the people’s Ministry because we are collectively resolved to deliver on our mandate to impact the lives we are responsible for,” she said.

She tasked workers of the ministry to discharge their responsibilities with a high level of dedication and professionalism to leave a mark.

Mrs Gifty Afenyi- Dadzie, National Prayer Director of AGLOW advised staff of the ministry to join the change crusade and build Ghana.

She called for team work spirit amongst the workers as they rally behind the minister not only to achieve their set goals but to work towards the mandate of Ghana’s developmental goals.

"Your Ministry is the pivot of Ghana’s developmental agenda, so I challenge you to play your advocacy role to help in the nation’s progress,” she said.

Mr Kwesi Armo-Himbson, Chief Director of the ministry said before the goals set out for the year could be achieved, members would be compelled to work as a team.

“Everybody’s contribution is needed to make the ministry carry out its set mandate”, he added.