Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister in-charge of Petroleum, has launched the
Obaa Gogetter Network, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) aimed at championing the learning and speaking of more international languages to break many social barriers.
He explained that as the globe is now interconnected, it is prudent that Ghanaians become multilingual to grab job opportunities.
Dr Adam, hence, charged the youth and entrepreneurs to develop skills in this technological world and strive to achieve goals they set in life without any hindrances.
Dr. Amin Adam praised the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NGO for having the dream to support girls and turning that into reality, and described it as one of the greatest opportunities anyone can offer to society.
As he called on men to see women as their partners in development, thus, the need for men to, at all times, support women to succeed, Dr Adam commended the CEO of Obaa Gogetter Network, Josephine Amankwah, for the multilingual network.
The theme for the launch was: ‘Rewriting Our Story To Inspire Change For The 21st Century Woman’, Josephine Amankwah said the NGO would, besides, erase some perceptions amongst girls that certain jobs and professions are mainly for men.
The Network, therefore, visited schools where it inspired, motivated and empowered girls to aim high and achieve their set goals in life.
She hoped to further use her Network to bring women together to form a network, support women entrepreneurs, and create a common platform for them.
Lastly, Miss Amankwah said the NGO would, in future, go to schools in the hinterlands to educate more girls to take up the challenges of life.
The Obaa Gogetter Network was formed about five years ago, but was officially launched over the weekend in Tema.
The Queenmother of Berekum and Kato, Nana Afia Siraa-Ababio III, who chaired the function, also urged women to pursue their individual aspirations and strive to climb the social ladder against any social norms.