The Regional Level 2021 International Day of the Girl Celebration has been held at the Bob Coffie Hotel, Ho with the Southern Program Influencing and Impact Area (SPIIA) previously known as the Volta Program Unit of the Plan International Ghana putting together a “Girl Take Over Event” on the theme, “Girls Get Equal Freedom Online.”

Girls from Municipalities and Districts in which SPIIA operates participated in the event. There were also participants representing the following institutions and organisations:

1. Traditional Authority,

2. The Volta Regional Coordinating Council,

3. Ghana Police Service

4. National Commission for Civic Education,

5. Christian Council of Churches,

6. National Youth Authority,

7. Department of Social Welfare,

8. Ghana Journalist Association,

9. Ghana Education Service,

10. Department of Birth and Death,

11. Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice,

12. Attorney General’s Department,

Department of Community Development,

13. Legal Aid,

14. Department of Gender

15. Department of Children,

16. NGO Coalition in Health,

17. Ghana Health Service,

18. National Population Council,

19. NGO Coalition on the Right of the Child,

20. New Horizon for the Blind,

21. Ghana Immigration Service, and

22. National Health Insurance Authority.

In the Hon. Regional Minister’s address, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa expressed joy about the participation of the girls. He acknowledged the commitment of the Regional Departments of Children, Gender, Social Welfare and Community Development as well as the SPIIA towards the promotion and protection of the welfare of the female-child.

He stated that the world had come far in terms of technology and internet services. He therefore advised the girls to embrace the use of the internet. He equally advised them to be smart with the use of the internet and be careful online. Dr. Letsa entreated them to apply common sense while using the internet.

He indicated that Government together with other stakeholders would continue to collaborate to create the right conditions and environment for the female child to develop and achieve what she could, for there were a lot more women doing creditably well in all spheres of life in the country.