President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed optimism that Ghana would soon get a female president.
The President in a commitment with other African leaders pledged to wage a war against gender inequality in Ghana and across the African continent.
Speaking at this year’s edition of the Global Citizen Festival at the Independence Square, the President said African leaders must put in place initiatives that would help to empower women.
According to him, the current administration is putting in place policies that will ensure that the girl child is encouraged to reach her full potential, something that can help the country to, one day, produce a woman president.
“Women and girls account for 51% of the population of Ghana, the majority and that is the same everywhere on the continent. So, empowering them is critical to speeding up Africa’s progress.
“As President of Ghana, as Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and as AU gender champion, I am committed put in place policies and programmes aimed at improving the development of the girl child in Ghana.
I’m equally committed to ensuring access a minimum of senior high school education for the girl child in Ghana, a policy that has already begun to work. Together we can achieve gender equality, empower the women and girls and achieve the global needs and goals of the Sustainable Development Goals, and one day, we are going to have a female President of Ghana,” he added.