March 9, 2018

Member of Parliament for Pusiga and ranking on Gender Women and Children, Laadi Ayii Ayamba, has said the girl child who grows into Woman is discriminated against from birth.

According to the Pusiga legislator, immediately a man is told your wife has given birth, they ask is it a “girl or boy” the attitude many a times is not the best. But if the child is a boy then there is jubilations, it send a message out right that the girl child is nobody.

“This culture and attitude is not the best, there is a lot to be done because the treatment girl child right from the beginning through her education, does if she would be given the opportunity compare to the boy is not fair”.

Again we need to give equal opportunity to the “girl and boy” child as stated in the 1992 constitution, coming from the view point that they are all human beings, she said.

The ranking member of gender was contributing to a statement marking International Women’s day celebration.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/