The University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council has added its voice to that of the many Ghanaians calling for justice in for Mad. Suweiba; a woman who’s baby boy ‘disappeared’ from the Komfe Anokye Teaching Hospital after delivery.
In a press statement signed by the Women’s Commissioner, Ms. Magdalene Ashong in commemoration of International Women’s Day, Mad. Suweiba’s plight weighed heavily on the heart of the SRC and as such justice must be served.
Full statement below:
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA SRC WOMEN’S COMMISSION ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
The Women’s Commission of the University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council wishes to on this day congratulate all women especially Ghanaian women on the celebration of the International Women’s Day, which is today, 8th March, 2014. Throughout the history of the world, women have indeed made significant contributions to the progress of societies and nations at large but our efforts have remained largely unrecognised and unappreciated.
For us as a commission we celebrate our mothers and sisters not only in a day but in every other day of the year.
Sadly, we cannot have a happy International Women’s Day today because the harrowing plight of Madam Suweiba weighs heavily on our hearts and in solidarity with Madam Suweiba, we join our voice to those seeking justice to demand that the authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital ”Show us the baby!”.
The commission wishes to recognize the successes chalked by women in every field of endeavour, from the women in our countrysides to the women in the international arena. The celebration of this day would be an imperfect moment if the commission does not acknowledge the tremendous efforts of women in our university especially MRS MERCY HAIZEL-ASHIA who recently assumed office as the first female registrar in the history of the University and this inspires us to Work Harder in achieving our goals.
The commission wishes to appreciate the religious ladies wings,female student leaders
and all the prestigious women for the momentous contributions to the building of a resillient country.
We humbly entreat all Ghanaians to join us celebrate our women from 23rd-30th March,2014.
Once again the commission joins the numerous voices who are appreciating women all across the globe.
Happy Birthday to all women and may we continue to rise up great and strong.