A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Thursday, marched to the Jubilee House to mount pressure on President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law.
The group converged at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and marched through Makola Market and Rawlings Park to High Streets , the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Parliament House and finally to the Flagstaff House (Presidency) to present their petition.
Speaking to Joy News, one of the facilitators of the group, Eunice Agbenyadzi, stressed that the time had come for groups to come together and mount pressure on the government to pass the bill.
“We will continue to hold series of walks to ensure the passage of the bill under the Akufo-Addo-led administration,” she assured.
The bill, which has suffered a number of setbacks for about 13 years, is to ensure 40 per cent participation of women in governance, public positions of power and decision making.
Dr Comfort Asare, Director, Department of Gender, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, who received their petition, assured the group that the Ministry will ensure that the bill is laid before Parliament before the end of the year.
Source: Adomonline.com | Gertrude Otchere