Department Of Gender Trains Assembly Members On Gender Mainstreaming
On Thursday, 19th January 2023 the Ketu South Municipal Assembly (KSMA) and GIZ in partnership with some Departments including the Controller and Accountant General’s Department in the Volta Region held a Technical Backstopping Training for Hon. Assembly Members and some Officers of the Assembly.
The Regional Director of the Department of Gender, Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe led 54 Assembly members in a discussion on Gender Mainstreaming which includes Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting, and the Importance of Women’s Representation and Participation in Local Governance.
At present, the KSMA has only one elected female member out of thirty-nine, representing about 3% of the elected Assembly Members.
During the training the Hon Assembly Members called for public education in the Municipality and support to increase the number of women in the upcoming District Assembly Elections.