A Non-Governmental Organization, Ghana Diaspora Women (GDW) on February 15, 2020, launched its Ghana Chapter at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra under the theme “The Role of Diaspora Women in National Development”.
The inauguration which was attended by both women and men from various regions across the country and international guests was a huge success according to attractivemustapha.com reporter.
Keynote speakers were
Hon. Freda Prempeh Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection also International Best-Selling Author and Executive Life Coach Ms Michelle McKinnney Hammond and a representative for Hon. Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo .
Guest speakers including
the Director of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President Mr Akwasi Awua Ababio, The Chairman for Ghana Union UK and Ireland Mr Emmanuel Quayson, NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Asuogyamang Constituency Hon. Paul Asare Ansah, Ms Emefa Gadze Founding Director of Single Parents Support Network and Mr Palgrave Boakye Danquah Founder and CEO of Kandifo Institute Ghana also delivered talks to add clouts to the fact that the vision of GDW is very much timely with more partnerships and collaborations needed for the advancement of national development where women and girls are concerned.
The Founder of GDW Mrs Marie Amoakwa-Boadu reiterated on the importance of Diaspora Women and millennials role, the fact that the dialogue to bridge the gap between Ghanaians living abroad and those back on the motherland is crucial for Ghana’s development.
Hon. Freda Prempeh’s on the assured the organization of her Ministry’s maximum support to ensure the success of the organization.
She also added that she hopes that Ghana diaspora women will collaborate with other associations in the diaspora for the betterment of Ghana.
The deputy Minister concluded by saying that, the ministry highly associates itself to the Ghana Diaspora Women because it is an opportunity for the women in the diaspora to show their experience for gender equality which will be an opportunity for women in Ghana and Africa in general to learn from women in the diaspora.