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June 16, 2007
Queen Mothers urged to articulate concerns of women
Kadjebi (V/R), Dec. 23, GNA- Queen Mothers and women who are
members of the District Assemblies have been urged to form a
formidable front to articulate the concerns of women and
children in their communities.
Madam Philomena Modey, a Social worker made the call at a
workshop for Queen mothers and assembly women in the Kadjebi
district, on the rights and responsibilities of women and
their roles in the protection of children on Thursday.
The workshop, organized by Golden Glean Foundation (GOLDDEF),
a Hohoe based non-governmental organization (NGO) was
sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Madam Modey said it was necessary that women opinion leaders
were constantly reminded of their obligations to encourage
them to step up their advocacy roles.
Okyeame Afua Bour, Secretary to the Kadjebi District queen
mothers association thanked the GOLDDEF for the opportunity
offered them and assured that the lessons learnt would be
useful in the performance of their social and traditional
Mr. Emmanuel Ntumi, Director of GOLDDEF said as people who
command enormous credibility in their communities, the queen
mothers and assembly women must bring their influence to
bear on the mentality and lives of the communities in which