First Lady Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama is in Wa to launch the 22nd International Day of the Midwife. The ceremony will take place at the Jubilee Park on Thursday.
Shortly after arriving in Wa on Wednesday, Mrs. Mahama met with the regional and constituency women organisers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) from the Upper East and West Regions. She congratulated them for their loyalty, hard work and contribution to the resounding votes garnered by the party and President John Mahama in the two regions.
The NDC won all but one parliamentary seat in Upper West and all but two seats in the Upper East Region. The First Lady assured the women that she would play a key role in the development of women in the country, noting that “your problems are my problems and I would not forget you.”
Minister for Health, Sherry Ayittey, advised the women to take an interest in the upcoming District Assembly elections and take bold steps to contest for seats.
The regional and constituency women organisers described the First Lady’s visit and interaction as unique. They appealed to her to support women in the three northern regions where majority fall below the poverty line.
Source: Office of the President