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General News Wed, 31 Jan 2001

Vice President's wife meets market women

Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - Mrs Ramatu Mahama, Wife of the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, on Wednesday advised women to unite and plan together to address problems facing them.

She said this at a rally to thank women at Malam Atta market in Accra for their support during the December elections that saw President John Agyekum Kufuor and the NPP emerging as the winners.

Mrs Mahama told the women that they should not expect the new government to provide them with all their needs. "We have won, as your leaders, to plan together and guide you to take the right decisions for your welfare," she said.

"We will work as a team with you and share ideas for the development of women in the country." Mrs Esther Obetsebi-Lamptey, wife of the Chief of Staff, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey who accompanied Mrs Mahama said most of the market women are not united.

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"But togetherness among women will lead to the improvement of your lifestyle," she told the women, and advised them to make good use of the time spent away from home to make good earnings for their families, especially, children.

Ms Mariama Karley Amui, Regional Organiser of the NPP, said the meeting is part of a series to find out the problems of the market women.

Sheikh I. C. Quaye, Minister-designate of the Greater Accra Region, said the new administration would ensure that the Malam Atta Market gets basic infrastructure.

Source: GNA
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