July 6, 2018 12:11 pm

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba has called on all Chiefs across Ghana to support the Ministry of Gender realise its mandate towards the development of the country. She made a passionate appeal to the chiefs to make valuable inputs in the Ministry various policies and legal framework for the promotion and protection of the right of the vulnerable, and the excluded in the society.

“Nananom, we wish to build on the vital support from this august house towards the realisation of the Ministry’s mandate”, Hon. Otiko Djaba said.

The Honourable Gender Minister made these declarations known at the second general meeting of chiefs held on Friday 6th July 2018 at the National House of Chiefs in Kumasi where she was granted audience.


Speaking to the chiefs, Hon. Otiko Djaba said that her presentation was to inform the House of some key achievement made by the Ministry in the promotion and protection of the rights of the vulnerable and excluded in our society and to discuss with them, innovative ways to collaborate with them to further improve services by her ministry in communities.

“We as a Ministry recognise the important role this August house plays in the development of our communities and protection of our Women, Children and Vulnerable in society. As a Ministry, we would be grateful if Nananom by their profound experience, wisdom and leadership – through the National House of Chiefs – will assist in the rollout of our sector policies such as the National Gender, Child and Family Welfare, Justice for Children, and Social Protection, among others. It is important that we form a better relationship in addressing the emerging issues that confronts all our communities”, Hon. Otiko Djaba stated.

In spite of all the numerous achievements made by MoGCSP in the areas of Regulations and Policies, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Programmes, Child Rights Promotion, Protection and Development, Social Development, Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Hon, Otiko Djaba noted that the abolishment of negatives sociocultural practices in the Ghanaian Society (Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage, Trokosi and outmoded Taboos in communities and traditional areas) could reduce many challenges and menaces facing communities and improve the lives of all sexes, children, poor, disabled, vulnerable, and the excluded.


Responding to the request made by Hon. Otiko Djaba, the President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, on behalf of the House pledged their support to offer a close and effective collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to complete its mandate successfully and also be contributors in realisation of a harmonious society in which no one is left behind.

Togbe Afede XIV ensured the Gender Minister that the efforts of the National House of Chiefs remained committed towards finding solutions to various issues confronting Ghana, strengthening the provisions of institutions to perform their mandates effectively and support government to make valuable efforts to bring development and happiness to Ghanaians.