President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has apologized to Ghanaians for not being able to fulfill his promise of making sure the Affirmative Action bill is passed into law by the parliament in 2017.
The president noted that, passing the Affirmative Action bill into law in 2017 as promised did not happen despite the fact that women consist majority of the country’s population.
He hence apologized to the Members of Parliament and reiterated his commitment to the promotion of advancement of women to make sure the bill “definitely” goes to parliament for approval this year .
“Mr Speaker, I have an apology to make to the house. I promised last year with endeavor to pass to law the Affirmative Action bill, this did not happen in 2017. My commitment to the promotion of the advancement of women is without question…The bill will definitely come to parliament” he claimed.
He made this known on the floor of Parliament whilst delivering his second state of nation address on Thursday, 8th February 2018.
Affirmative Action bill seeks to promote gender equality and non discrimination against women in Ghanaian society.
The president speaking further exhorted all men to rally behind the affirmative action campaign to support the women.