The contributions of females to the socio-economic development of the country cannot be over-emphasized, as they constitute more than 50 per cent of the entire Ghanaian population.
which their education should be a necessary prerequisite.
As a result, their education should be a necessary prerequisite, to enable them contribute positively towards the development of the nation.
Mrs Cecilia Arhin, Girls Fellowship Connexional President of the Methodist Church, made these remarks at their 10th Biennial Conference under the theme: “Upholding the Spirit of Self-giving as a witness to Christ and Holistic Spirituality, ” at Saltpond.
She was of the view that if the female section of the population was properly educated, they would make immense contributions towards health, and socio-economic development.
Mrs Arhin regretted that many young girls, especially those in the rural areas, had the desire to complete school, but ended up becoming drop-outs due to certain factors.
“Give the girls more opportunities to exploit their hidden talents, never should anyone be a stumbling block in their way and needs more words of encouragement, guidance and rebuke where necessary to enable them soar higher,” Mrs Arhin said.
She said currently girls were endangered daily, adding that the environments within which they lived had become very hostile, thus exposing them to several social vices which had the propensity to disrupt their development,
The Fellowship President challenged the leadership of the Methodist Church to focus attention on the development of girls.
She said in all the 16 Dioceses in the Connexion, the Fellowship has a total of 24,922 members, made up of 22,960 girls, 1,693 caretakers and 306 helpers. GNA