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02.07.2005 Regional News

Christian women urged to lead crusade against indecent dressing


Kumasi, July 2, GNA- Christian women have been urged to used their large numbers to initiate a crusade against indecent dressing, which is increasing at a fast rate. Miss Augustina Patricia Boachie, Archdiocesan and National President of the Christian Mothers Association of Ghana, who made the call, said such a move crusade would help check immorality associated with indecent dressing. She was addressing a three-day trainer of trainers workshop for 60 executive members of the Association drawn from 30 parishes of the Kumasi Catholic Archdiocese in Kumasi at the weekend.

Miss Boachie expressed worry about indecent dressing, especially among students in the second cycle and tertiary institutions who "dress half-naked without any serious efforts by school authorities to sanction them".

Mr Stephen Gerrar, National Leader of Development of Education and Leadership Services, a Catholic Institution, advised leaders in the country to be selfless and avoid lording it over people they lead. The Very Reverend Father Philip Opoku Nyame, Parish Priest for the Saint Paul's Catholic Parish, Amakom, called on the women to let the training they have gone through reflect in their family lives especially in the up-bringing of their children.

The workshop was organised by the Catholic Secretariat in collaboration with the Christian Mothers Association of Ghana. It was under the theme: "Internal Democracy through Constitutional Rule, Good Leadership, Transparency and Accountability" and sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) of Germany.