The Gender Committee of Parliament Expresses Interest in Assisting Female Student Leaders
This same Gender Committee of Ghana’s Parliament has demonstrated its willingness to support female student leaders around the country.
The Chairperson of Parliament’s Gender committee, Hon. Francisca Oteng Mensah assured the delegation led by Miss Amtu Ekumfi Ameyaw, the women’s commissioner of the University Students’ Association of Ghana, of her outfit’s commitment to empowering upcoming female leaders to take up leadership positions.
On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, the Women’s Commission of the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG) and female student leaders from member institutions had the honour of meeting Hon. Francisca Oteng Mensah.
The tour is subject to a series of initiatives planned by the Women’s Commissioner’s office to have female student leaders from throughout the nation connect with some remarkable women in various areas such as politics, business, humanitarian services, and so on.
In an effort to have them share these women’s experiences and enhance their capabilities for providing the greatest leadership possible.
We complimented her for her contribution to the state as the 4th Republic’s youngest Member of Parliament, former National Youth Authority Board chairman, and current head of the Gender and Children Committee in parliament. We called her attention to the incidence of sexual harassment, assault, and violence on our campuses, as well as the lack of regulations in Ghana and in our different institutions on the issue.
They also advised her of our willingness to support measures drafted to address such issues.
Hon Oteng Mensah told us that the Gender Committee is eager to collaborate with feminine student leaders in all of its efforts to advance the female agenda.
She continued further to exhort us to seize potentials and to work hard to be consistent in our attempts to make a difference.