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24-hour economy to give leverage to different categories of population – Prof Jane Opoku-Agyeman

June 21, 2024
24-hour economy to give leverage to different categories of the population - Professor Jane Opoku-Agyeman

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, the running mate of the 's flagbearer , has described the as a thorough policy to give leverage to different categories of the population to enhance inclusiveness.

“We are not just saying anything, the 24-hour economy is a thought-through proposal which will give leverage to all categories of the population especially women, the flexibility to work and enhance their careers”

At a policy dialogue with some female journalists in , she emphasized that the straight jacket working schedules where everyone had to work within a certain time frame may not be favourable to women who aside from their work had other domestic responsibilities to take care of.

The NDC Vice Presidential candidate met some female journalists from public and private media houses in a policy dialogue as part of ongoing meetings with professional and citizen groups to solicit inputs into the party's 2024 manifesto.

Also at the meeting were Madam Akua Sena Dansua, former gender and sports minister, Nana Oye Bampoe, former Gender Minister, Madam Mavis Frimpong, former Eastern Regional Minister, and other party stalwarts.

Prof. Opoku-Agyeman, said the dynamics of women's levels in the economy must be changed through deliberate policies and programmes to derive the maximum impact of their perspectives and charged female journalists to tell stories of women “on how they climbed and how they broke the glass ceilings.”

She explained that the NDC was determined to present a people's manifesto that represented the aspirations of the people and commended female journalists for their contributions and sacrifices towards nation building.

Nana Oye Bampoe, a former Minister of State said the meeting was historic and explained how the vice-presidential aspirant valued the role of female journalists in the scheme of affairs.

Dr Charity Binka, a veteran journalist and a gender advocate said even though there were quite a few females in the media space, they were faced with challenges which inhibited their progression to the top.

There are no gender policies in the media houses to address issues of and underrepresentation and urged the Vice Presidential Aspirant to prioritise welfare of female journalists in their manifesto.

She said women's representation at the decision-making levels not only close the gender gap but also enriched policies with their unique perspectives.

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