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21.04.2008 General News

Tamale Productive Women Workers' Club Inaugurated

By The Statesman

An association that seeks to project the views of women and help in addressing problems relating to the girl-child and issues of importance has been inaugurated in Tamale.

Membership of the association includes women from different professional backgrounds such as the judiciary, prisons, fire service, teachers, nurses, seamstresses, among many other groups.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the President of the association, Azara Sulemana said the association was formed primarily to promote girl-child education, produce productive women in the labour front and to secure the rights of women to participate in decision making in an open and democratic manner.

According to Madam Azara, the Women Workers Club plans to foster unity among women workers in different fields and to collaborate with NGOs, youth associations and other relevant bodies for the interest of the girl-child development.

She however called for logistics and financial supports which, she said, have crippled the activities of the association.

In an address, the Northern Regional Population Officer, Bomahe-Naa Alhassan Issahaku Amadu noted that "when the caring nature of a woman is translated into active participation in decision making, development becomes solid.”

He however observed that as people who constitute a majority of the population, “it is unjustifiable to exclude them (women) from most decision making process.”

“We all are crying for peace for sustainable development. The decision to chart an apt course towards development should be a joint one between men and women,” the population officer pointed out.

By slarge

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