The Executive Director of the Muslim Family Council Services (MFCS), Chief Alhaji Imoro Baaba, has urged the government to show more interest in the work of the National Population Council (NPC) as it is a vital arm of government that acts as a springboard for government developmental agenda.
According to him, without the full functioning of the NPC, it will be difficult for the various institutions and commissions set up by the government to achieve any impactful results.
Chief Alhaji Imoro Baaba made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on the Executive Director of the NPC, Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah last Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in Accra.
He was accompanied by Alhaji Issifu Fuseini and Hajia Adiza Baaba Issa, Deputy Director of the Muslim Family Council Services.
Chief Alhaji Imoro Baaba said a lot of people do not understand the work of the council hence the very little prominence it receives, urging the government to provide increased support to the NPC if it desires to see meaningful development.
He also called on the United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and other international donors to continue to beef-up support for the population council to do their advocacy work to affect lives positively.
“The establishment of the National population Council dates as far back to the Busia regime which saw population, family planning as the way to go if visible developments are something to go by,” he opined