The Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Barbara Ayisi Asher, has expressed worry over lack of enough Ghanaian women to be role models for the young once in the society.
She noted that many young girls are growing up without someone that they can look up to as role models.
Madam Ayisi Asher said this at the launch of the maiden edition of the Ghana Most Inspiring Women’s Awards 2019 in Accra.
The award scheme celebrates Ghanaian women who are setting the pace in various fields and excelling in their chosen fields to better the lives of others and help make Ghana a better place.
The maiden edition of the Ghana Most Inspiring Women’s Awards is set for September 14, 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.
The Deputy Minister confessed that It has not been easy attaining the top positions with male counterparts.
“But life itself is not easy, girls see successful people, they believe it is easy to reach that level”, she added.
Madam Ayisi Asher added that there is the need to enocourage young ladies in whatever they do to make them feel confident.
She therefore lauded the idea of introducing the award scheme to celebrate women breaking barriers for young vulnerable adolescent girls and also get to the top notch of life.
The Executive Director of AfricMedia Galaxy, Joseph Egyir Sarfo indicated that AfricMedia Galaxy and Women in Aviation Ghana Chapter are in partnership to celebrate our distinguished women who have worked tirelessly to bringing a difference to our society, impacting generations and creating a learning space for the youth of Ghana particularly young girls.
He revealed that a platform has been created to give exposure to the girls who lack inspiration and mentorship.
Mr. Sarfo noted that quality education and exposure for girls and women are the most powerful tools in the fight against poverty, diseases and hunger.
Mr. Sarto was very optimistic of a girl child inclusion in education will lead to the country achieving its sustainable development goals set by the United Nations UN.
“it is well documented that educating girls and women is the single most important investment that yield maximum returns for development”, he stated.
Mr. Sarfo therefore, called on the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, Ministry of Education, Corporate Organisations as well as philantropists to come to their aid for a successful event.
He promised that the awards would be held annually to celebrate and acknowledge successful Ghanaian women who experienced tough upbringings.
President of Women in Aviation Ghana Chapter, Madam Juliet Wiafe, lauded the initiative and stressed the need to continuously remember girls in rural communities and how to support them to succeed in their chosen careers.
The awards categories includes Most Inspiring Woman in politics and governance, Most Inspiring Woman in Entrepreneurship, Most Inspiring Woman in Technology, Most Inspiring Woman in Arts and Entertainment, Most Inspiring Woman in Fashion, Most Inspiring Woman in Health, Most Inspiring Woman in Education, Most Inspiring Woman in Media, Most Inspiring Woman in Social Enterprise and Charity, Most Inspiring Woman in Aviation and Most Inspiring Woman in Trade.
By: Paul Mamattah