Obuasi (Ash), Oct 12, GNA - Defence for Children International (DCI), an NGO, has called for increased resource allocation towards the promotion of girl-child education.
Dr. George Oppong, its Executive-Secretary, said this was necessary because an educated woman was an invaluable asset to the society.
This was contained in an address read for him at a durbar held in the mining town of Obuasi to commemorate this year’s international day of the girl.
“Promoting girls’ empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights” was the theme chosen for the event, which was used to discuss how to remove barriers to their growth and development.
Dr. Oppong said studies conducted by his organization showed that education “helps the girl child to overcome inferiority complex - boosts their confidence to pursue their career development successfully”.
The day generally is marked worldwide to bring into focus the urgent need for governments’ and stakeholders to work together in the implementation of policies and programmes designed to give protection to the girl-child.