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CPP supports Affirmative Action Bill

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The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday threw its weight behind the Affirmative Action Bill which seeks to increase the representation of women in politics and all areas of decision-making.

In a statement signed by Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Chairperson and Leader, of the CPP, to mark International Women’s Day, she said the CPP would like to ensure that the noble ideals envisioned in the national theme – “Connecting Girls, Inspiring futures”- were realized to achieve equal opportunity for both girls and boys to reach their full potential.

“Importantly, we believe in the removal of all institutional, cultural and social barriers that prevent girls and young women from participation in society as equal partners particularly since women constitute the majority of our population,” Ms Nkrumah said.

Ms Nkrumah said the 2010 Population and Housing Census indicated that women constituted the majority of the population of Ghana.

Thus, women can be described as indispensable in the development of this nation.

Source: GNA

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