IWD 2021: Re-lay the Affirmative Action Bill before Parliament-CDD urges government

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has urged the government to re-lay the Affirmative Action Bill before the House of Parliament for review and immediate passage.

In a press release, the group registered its disappointment about the failure of successive governments to put measures in place to actualize Article 35 (6) of the 1992 constitution.

The CDD-Ghana explained that passing the Bill will make way for gender equality at all levels in the country’s governance structure.

Their calls come at a time the world is commemorating International Women’s Day 2021.

“CDD-Ghana reiterate calls for the government to urgently lay the over a decade-old Affirmative Action Bill before Parliament for its review and immediate passage. The passage of the affirmative action bill presents a great opportunity for the country to benefit from the contribution of more than half of its population and would significantly promote equality in participation and representation in decision-making processes,” part of the press release reads.

CDD-Ghana argued that it is imperative for the government to pass the Bill as much as the Agenda 2030 seeks to leave no one behind in the pursuit of inclusive and sustainable development.

The group further encouraged women to exclaim gender bias and inequality that is impeding their access and participation in leadership.

Full Statement Below

CDD-Ghana Press Statement – IWD 2021

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