Mrs Lordina Mahama, first lady
According to her men must not be threatened
by the power and ability of a woman.
She further noted that the system where the
woman is deprived the right top make choices
in life is simply unfair.
Mrs. Mahama said all the woman needs is an
opportunity to contribute their quota towards
life and not help.
“…We are not asking for help. We are asking
for our part in this great world of humanity. It
is a great injustice to deny those who
contribute to life the ability to participate in
its offerings,” her statement noted.
Below are details of the statement by the
I am glad to join the world in celebrating the
enormous contributions made by women of
diverse backgrounds to the sustenance of our
families, economy and society as a whole.
These contributions, both at home and in our
social life, have contributed so much to the
Today, a young lady is hardly hindered in many
places including going to school to pursue a
course that was previously reserved for men.
However, this is not enough. We can do more
as a society and a country.
During the recent meeting of the Organisation
of African First Ladies against HIV & AIDS here
in Accra, my husband President John Dramani
Mahama launched the “Ending Child Marriage’
I am committed to this campaign because it
will open doors to many more girls who would
like to have a future with better economic and
social prospects instead of falling into the
traditional quagmire of yesterday.
We must support and give a voice to the young
girls who stand the risk of being married off or
already married off to men far older than
them and yet are required to remain silent.
We will continue to make opportunities
available not only to those who will reach out
but also those who may not have the hands to
stretch out due to ignorance or poverty. This is
because, just as every boy and man can, so
must every girl and woman be able to, reach
out to a better world.
I join today, in commemoration of
International Women’s Day, in Pledging for
Parity as is being done across the world.
We are not asking for help. We are asking for
our part in this great world of humanity. It is a
great injustice to deny those who contribute to
life the ability to participate in its offerings.
Parity also means having the knowledge to
make the right choices. That is why this year,
in addition to the activities of the Lordina
Foundation, we will also focus on Sexual and
Reproductive Health Rights.
At the just ended 7th Africa Conference on
Sexual Health and Rights, which I hosted in
Accra, we strategized on measures to educate
our young people on a topic most of us, as
parents, have neglected- their sexuality, their
choices and their rights. This will provide us an
avenue to reach out to many young girls and
women to make the right choices as far as
their sex is concerned.
It is great to be a woman but it is greater to
be a model and to help others to excel.
Today, I call on you, our leading women, to
reach out to the young ones, and to the men I
say, take a stance to commit towards parity at
the work place, home and school, because “a
stronger woman does not make a weaker man
but a better home, workplace and school.”
LORDINA MAHAMA JOIN WOMEN TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY
Mrs Lordina Mahama, first lady