The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has inaugurated a nine-member Ministerial Advisory Board (MAB) on Tuesday in Accra.
The establishment of the board as per Section 39 of the Civil Service Act, 1993, (PNDC Law 327), which requires all Ministries to have such advisory boards. Its main purpose is to facilitate continuous engagement between the Ministry and its stakeholders and to provide advice on policies and operational strategies.
In an address, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu, highlighted the Ministry’s mandate, which includes promoting gender equality, ensuring the welfare and protection of children’s rights, empowering vulnerable groups such as the aged and persons with disabilities for the sake of sustainable national development.
She urged members of the Board to be dedicated to fulfilling their role to ensure that the Ministry’s policies and programmes yield the desired results.
On his part, Mr Tony Lamptey, on behalf of the other Board members, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve the country and pledged their full support to the tasks ahead.
The Board is chaired by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu, Madam Francisca Oteng Mensah; Deputy Minister of the Ministry and Dr. Afisah Zakariah, Chief Director.
Other members are Dr. Susana Aga Alo, Miss Yvonne Aboagyewaa Awornor—Williams, Tony Lamptey, Angela Ofori-Atta and Kwabena Denkyira.
Priscilla Osei-Wusu Nimako, ISD