Category: General Created on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 09:20 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 343
Kwabenya (GAR), May 21, GNA – Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, former First Lady, at the weekend appealed to women not to allow themselves to be easily intimidated by anyone but strive to achieve goals they set for themselves.
“Every woman should know her worth and not allow anyone to intimidate her but strive for what she believes in,” she stated and bemoaned instances whereby some women work against the development of fellow woman who are determined to make progress in life.
The former First Lady said this during a thanksgiving service at the Solid Rock Chapel International as part of activities making the 30th anniversary of the 31st December Women’s Movement.
She said her fight towards women’s empowerment started in the early 1980’s when she traveled the length and breadth of the working towards the empowerment of women.
Mrs Agyemang-Rawlings said due to the passion the Movement had towards women’s empowerment and child education, over 2,000 nursery schools were established across the country while thousands of women were equipped with vocational skills.
Mrs Agyemang-Rawlings who is the President of the Movement expressed appreciation to God for His support and assistance to the Movement despites all the hurdles.
The Reverend Christie Doh-Tetteh, General Overseer of Solid Rock Chapel, was full of appreciation saying “thanks to God for how far He had brought the Movement and its members”.
She noted that a lot of women had been able to stand on their feet and work to support their families because they were taught trades and vocations by the Movement.
Rev Doh-Tetteh lauded women for the crucial roles they play in the socio-economic development of the country and the entire world.
“Now we have female leaders in countries such as Australia, Argentina, Kosovo, Liberia, which shows that this is a decade for women”, she said and appealed to men not to see women as their enemies or competitors but helpers given to them by God.
“I wish to ask men how it would have been if there should be an office, kitchen or hospital without women,” she noted.
She called on Mrs Agyemang-Rawlings to work towards unity in the Movement and also ensure its sustenance whether the National Democratic Congress is in power or not.
She advised Nana Konadu to forgive all persons who might have offended her and let God reign in her life and in the Movement adding that she should remain undaunted in her efforts in spite of the continuous negative reportage about her.
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