The Leadership of Queen Mothers of Ghana who are known under the umbrella name “National Council of Women Traditional Leaders”, have beseeched the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, to consider appointing members of their Council to serve on Boards of Statutory State Institutions in order to contribute their quota to the development of the country.
Addressing the President at the Jubilee House when they paid a courtesy call on him, leader of the delegation and President of the National Council of Women Traditional Leaders, Nana Abena Boatemah, said their Association is blessed with women who are knowledgeable and they are ready to make positive contributions to the development of the country should they be appointed serve.
The Queen Mothers also prayed the President to find ways by which he can compel the National House of Chiefs which is currently male dominated to admit Queen Mothers to be part of the House of Chiefs in order to make the affirmative action drive a reality as far as Queen Mothers are concerned.
President Akufo Addo
President Akufo Addo, in response to the Statement by the leader of the delegation said he will entreat the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei Opare, who was present at the meeting, to give consideration to their request to be appointed to serve on boards of State Institutions. On the issue of serving on the National House of Chiefs, the President indicated that Chiefs who serve on the National House of Chiefs have previously registered their displeasure at the call to have Queen Mothers as members of the various Houses of Chiefs in the country. The President therefore called for broader consultations with the Chiefs to find a compromise on their admissibility to serve on the Houses of Chiefs in the Nation.
The delegation that called on President Akufo Addo, included Presidents of all ten Regional Queen Mothers Associations in the country. From the Upper East Region, POGNAA Alsong-Tumpaahi Ayamga, Upper West, Halakoro Hajaratu Liman, Northern Region, Kansawurche V.A. Bukari, and from the Brong Ahafo, Nana Abena Boatemah. The rest are from the Ashanti Region , Nana Ajarko Diffie, Western Region, Awulae Ndebozuma, Central Region, Nana Ama Amisah, Eastern Region , Nana Adutwuwaa Dokua and Volta Region, Mamaga Toleyfoe V.