Oxfam Country Director, Mr Tijani Ahmed Hamza, has paid a working visit to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection last Thursday in Accra.
Other dignitaries that visited the Ministry were Gender Advisor and Programme Manager, Oxfam IBIS Denmark, Lene Ingvartsen and Oxfam Gender Advisor and Project leader on EU Enough-Ghana, Thelma Hayford.
The visit was to explore the Ministry’s priorities social intervention policies, the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill and the benefits of women’s participation in local and national government.
It also highlights the Ministry’s and Oxfam’s major gender initiatives in all programmes that aim to reduce the growing inequality gap.
The Minister for Gender, Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu, welcomed the possibility of Oxfam’s sustained involvement in social norms to address the underlying cause of Witch Camps.
She explained how the Ministry and Oxfam could work together to refute false claims about “Witch Camps” and make sure that suspects can contact the security services for prompt action.
Madam Zuweira Abudu expressed gratitude to Oxfam Ghana for its continuous support of the Ministry.
Grace Acheampong, ISD