Tag Archives: Gender minister

Teenage girls trading sex for fish – Minister

Some teenagers in fishing communities in the Central Region are reported to be bartering sex for fish. The situation, among others, is affecting efforts aimed at fighting teenage pregnancy. Statistics available indicated that in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) municipality alone, 497 teenagers got pregnant between January and September this year. Also, in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese district, 280 ...

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Gender Ministry intensifies fight against human trafficking

Government has allocated some 1.5million Cedis to the human trafficking secretariat under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to support the fight against human trafficking and to protect victims of exploitation. The fund which was made known by the sector minister is to help the ministry ensure protection and empower the vulnerable by achieving its objective of combating ...

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NPP woman suspended for supporting Otiko

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region, has suspended the party’s Deputy Regional Women’s Organizer, Hajia Safia, for allegedly ganging up with the Minister for Gender, Women and Children Affairs, Otiko Djaba, to cause confusion in the region. This according to the Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Daniel Bugri Naabu, was a unanimous decision ...

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Criticizing Gender Ministry over Kumasi ‘mob justice’ unfair – Otiko

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has said it is unjustifiable for Ghanaians to criticize her Ministry for not swiftly condemning the assault on an alleged female thief in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. A video, which captured some men beating and stripping the victim naked, went viral on social media a few weeks ago. The ...

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