ACCRA METRO EAST GNATLAS Marks International Women's Day (PICS)
The Ladies Society of the Accra Metro East of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) have celebrated seven of its industrious members following the International Women's Day.
According to the Ladies Society, the gesture forms part of measures of appreciating and acknowledging the good works of their fellow members.
Leading the Ladies Society, Chair of the Accra Metro East District, Gifty Aku Mensah, said "We are on a very simple but serious mission. This morning, we are here to honour our Krowor Municipal Education Director. Mama, we came to visit and tell you that we love you. We came to assure you that we will do what you want. You whistle a lot to us and we listen to you"
"We came well prepared. We are here to celebrate Madam Justina Djaba, Director of Education, Krowor Municipality and Rev. Mrs. Hannah Odjenma Botchway, our Former National Treasurer, GNAT"
The two industrious women were presented with different citations from the Ladies Society from the Accra Metro East of GNAT.
Receiving her citation, Director of Education, Krowor Municipality, Madam Justina Djaba thanked the Ladies for their kind gesture.
Left in a state of shock, Madam Djaba appealed to young ladies to aim high in life and not belittle themselves.
She called on the young ladies not to be moved by worldly things but strive for excellence.
On her part, Former National Treasurer, GNAT, Rev. Mrs. Hannah Odjenma Botchway said "I am humbled by your kind gesture. I didn't see this coming and I must say, I appreciate this. Thank you"
She charged the young ladies to defy all odds and project the teaching profession.
Later on the day, the Ladies Society stormed the GNAT Office at Nungua and surprised the Regional ChairLady and Supreme Lady, Yaa Aso Kyei, Supreme Lady Sarah Owiredu, Greater Accra Regional Chair, GNAT and Gifty Aku Mensah, Chair, Accra Metro East District.
In an exclusive interview with Thinknewsonline.com, the Greater Accra Regional Chair of GNAT, Supreme Lady Sarah Owiredu said "Women across the world are indeed breaking the bias. Many women have occupied great positions and they are inspiring u"
"Ghana has celebrated women enough. We have celebrated women who have inspired us. Ghana we are celebrating women and we are still doing it"
She believes that although most female Ghanaian teachers are not celebrated she feels its about time, women are given more recognition.
Miss Akosua Aframmea Okyere commended Women Organisations for celebrating women adding that such gestures motives the young one to aim high.
Sharing her view, Regional ChairLady, Yaa Aso Kyei challenged young female teachers to defy all odds and aspire for the best.
She appealed them not to belittle themselves in tye profession.
Chair, Accra Metro East District, Gifty Aku Mensah appealed to young girls not to deceive by material things and rather bring out their all to help nurture great talents.
GNATLAS Coordinator, Accra Metro East, Mrs. Evelyn Ampomah Nkansah Mainoo said "This day is very important because we are beginning to recognise tye achievements of women and see their roles in societies"
"This is the time to come together globally so we talk about how to take up challenging roles"
"We have women in GNAT who are paving the way. They might be fading away but we have to let them know that we appreciate them"
"These are great women who have done lots of services to GNAT and GNATLAS"
The Leadership of the Ladies Society, Accra Metro East also paid a courtesy call on two other members on Wednesday March 9 and honour them.
The two are Madam Marian Cobblah, Anglican Regional Manager for Greater Accra, Former Regional Treasurer and Former GNATLAS Coordinator (Greater Accra) and SISO, Madam Martha Breh.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith