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27.01.2010 Politics

31st Dec. Women's Movement still alive - Konadu

By GNA
As President of the movement, I will continue to exert my energies to the objectives of the DWM,says Mrs Rawlings.As President of the movement, I will continue to exert my energies to the objectives of the DWM,says Mrs Rawlings.
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The leadership of the 31st December Women's Movement (DWM) on
Tuesday denied rumours that the operations of the movement had ceased, because its president was now a national executive member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

"These reports are untrue and clear machinations by those who fail to appreciate the unique role the DWM has played and continue to play in the socio-economic development of women and children in Ghana," said a statement issued in Accra by Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, President of the movement.

"They are anti-women, not gender sensitive and have long worked against the progress of the movement" the statement said.

It said competent members drawn from the length and breadth of the country handle the affairs of the DWM and "we have a strong national executive and management structure that is still in place and operating on permanent basis".

"Our role in developing the worth of Ghanaian womanhood through education, introduction to business skills and campaigning for protective legislation is an on-going
process and the DWM will not waver in that regard."

The statement called on members and sympathizers of the movement to remain resolute and ignore the rumours making the rounds.

"As President of the movement, I will continue to exert my energies to the objectives of the DWM and ask all members and sympathizers to do the same".






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