Most men in Jirapa District, according to the district chief executive, (DCE) Christine Amadu have left the burning of care for their children while in school on the shoulder of women.
“I am a victim so I know what I am talking about,” she stressed.According to her the situation was leading to high school drop rate, early marriages and perpetuatual poverty in the area.She said “poverty is killing us.
”At her office in Jirapa, she was hopeful that the government’s planting-for-food-and-jobs, and one-district-one-factory policies were going to grant the women some level of relief since they would get the opportunity once again to grow and sell vegetables for additional income so that they could adequately cater for their children, particularly their girl-child to stay in school till completion.
Madam Christine who believed in hard-work and determination, they two, she said saw her through to this point of her life as a DCE.She said she was going to put the women into farming groups so that resources such as small loans and agricultural inputs could adequately reach them for their empowerment.
She regretted at performance of pupils in the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE, and so she promised to organise extra clssess, even if it would take her personal resources, for pupils in the district in order to arrest the appalling situation.