The First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has called for collaboration between The Rebecca Foundation and Paramount Queen Mothers in the Volta and Oti regions to empower young women in their communities, as part of a working visit to Ho in the Volta region.
The First Lady acknowledged the immense responsibility placed on Queen mother’s as mothers of their traditional areas and commended them on their contribution to the development of their communities.
She also acknowledged the challenges Queen mother’s face in addressing socio-economic issues like teenage pregnancy, unemployed or under employed young women and promised to provide skills training and business support to young girls and women in their communities.
The First Lady thanked the Queen Mothers for their continuous support for her husband, H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo, especially in the implementation of various social intervention policies such as the Free SHS.
The First Lady urged the Queen mothers to continue to support the vision of H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP party by giving them four more years to do more, pointing out that with the strengthening of already existing social intervention policies like the NHIS , L.E.A.P and a significant increase in Basic school capitation grant, the Planting for food and jobs and the re-introduction of Nursing and Teacher training allowances, the Akufo-Addo led NPP government is poised to realise the vision of Ghana beyond Aid and put money directly into people’s pockets.
On behalf of the Paramount Queen mothers, Nana Otubea II Paramount Queen mother of Nkonya Traditional area, expressed their profound gratitude to the First Lady and commended her on her many initiatives under The Rebecca Foundation which have positively impacted the lives of women and children in Ghana.
She assured Mrs. Akufo-Addo of their unflinching support in her quest to empower women and girls in both Regions and promised to support President Akufo-Addo to secure four more years to do even more for the people of the Volta and Oti Regions.