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Chief of Staff Appeals to Asantehene to Push for Passage of Affirmative Action Bill

Touching on Asantehene’s influence in society, Akosua Fremah Osei Opare, expressed the hope that with his backing, the bill which aims at promoting gender equality and empowering women, will be passed.

The Chief of Staff, Akosuah Fremah Osei Opare, has passionately appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to throw his weight behind the affirmative action bill for it to be passed.

Touching on Asantehene’s influence in society, she expressed the hope that, with his backing, the bill, which aims at promoting gender equality and empowering women, will be passed.

Fremah Osei Opare, who appealed to the Queen Mothers Food Fair at Manhyia Palace as part of activities marking Asantehene’s 25th anniversary, dwelt on the importance of unity and collaboration in achieving progress for all.

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She explained how the bill would give women equal opportunity across various industries and foster a more inclusive society.

The Chief of Staff sought to leverage Asantehene’s influence and rally support from all corners to push the bill through parliament.

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The Affirmative Action Bill, among others, seeks to increase women’s participation in decision-making positions by requiring that at least 40% of public offices be reserved for women.

She commended Otumfuo Osei Tutu for his contribution to health care delivery, education, and other socio-economic areas to revive the country’s local and national economies.

At the “Queen Mothers Food Fair,” she recounted with nostalgia how Ashanti traditional recipes have been gradually missing from the system and suggested publishing the recipes for the future generation.

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