|Ms Antionette Makafui Ashiadey|
The event, themed, “Strategising for the Future: The Woman and Her Environment”, was part of activities to enable the commission to identify the challenges confronting the students, especially, the females and find solutions to these problems.
“Since we are not going to spend all our lives in school, we will have to strategise for the future,” the Women’s Commissioner, Ms Antoinette Makafui Ashiadey, told the Daily Graphic.
She said the selection of the theme was intended to assist the women to learn to adapt in the field of business, family and religion.
The celebration was launched with a fashion show dubbed, “Aketesia Fashion Show”, to encourage female students to dress appropriately.
Ms Ashiadey expressed optimism that the show would help to define fashion in the African context since students would learn from seasoned designers like Tony Black Couture, Kama By Kilson and Qwami Wear.
Also, there will be a women’s summit with inspirational speakers who will inspire students to reach greater heights in society and overcome all obstacles.
Among the speakers expected to address the summit are: the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FC Perfumery, Madam Grace Amey-Obeng, who will talk about living healthily and skin care; the Director of Counselling and Placement Centre of the university, Dr John Egyir Croffet, and the Corporate Relations Manager of Guinness Ghana Limited, Madam Rita Rockson.
Other activities outlined include; the renovation and painting of a deprived school, Da Awatul Islamic School in Kaneshie, in collaboration with social groups such as: Pass A Book On (PABO) and Share Your Launch (SYL).
Ms Ashiadey also said the activities would be climaxed with a dinner and awards night to appreciate the efforts of the students.
|The Aketesia Fashion Show|
The commission will also award companies and individuals who have supported them. These include: RLG, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Voltic and MVP.
Speaking at the launch, the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Mr Emmanuel Agyarko, advised the women to always take leadership roles that would give them the opportunity to explore their potentials.
“Your efforts as women cannot be underestimated, but it is also up to you to be available at all times to take up leadership positions so that you can contribute your quota to the society,” he said.
He, therefore, urged the students to work hard in order to be successful and impact the society.