Gender Ministry Wins 2018 European Award For Best Practices

May 15, 2018 11:44 am

The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) has honored Ghana’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with the 2018 European Best Practices Award at the just ended European Awards for Best Practices in Brussels, Belgium.

The European Award for Best Practices 2018 Convention recognizes organizations, companies, public administrations and individuals with best practices and results in quality management strategies. The awards program is an initiative of the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) with its head office in Lausanne, Switzerland. The awards ceremony brings together renowned business leaders from different countries, academic experts, quality professionals, civil servants and diplomats from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australia to receive the European Awards for Best Practices.

In her address after receiving to the award, the Sector Minister, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba expressed her gratitude to the European Society for Quality Research for recognizing the efforts of the Ministry in achieving its mandate of coordinating and ensuring gender equality and equity, promoting the survival, social protection and development of children, vulnerable and excluded and persons with disability towards national development.

Hon. Otiko also dedicated the award to her hard-working staff for their selfless commitment to duty. “I dedicate the Award to all my staff who have not relented in their efforts to help address the plight of the poor and vulnerable in the Ghanaian Society through policies and programmes implemented by the Ministry”.

The Honorable Minister ceased the opportunity to outline some of the programmes and initiatives undertaken by the Ministry to better the lives of the vulnerable in the Ghanaian society. She mentioned “Operation Get Off the Street for a Better Life” as one of the projects initiated by the ministry aimed at ridding the streets of Ghana off street children and getting them into productive ventures including schooling and education for a better life other than street life.

She also stated the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, the Ghana National School Feeding Programme (GNFP), and the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) among others continue to strive in the advancement of living standards of households with extreme poverty in Ghana and however called for support from all and sundry to assist the ministry achieve its mandate.