nanakonaduThe leadership of the 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM) on Tuesday denied rumours that the operations of the movement had ceased, because its president was now a national executive member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“These reports are untrue and clear machinations by those who fail to appreciate the unique role the DWM has played and continue to play in the socio-economic development of women and children in Ghana,” said a statement issued in Accra by Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, President of the movement.

“They are anti-women, not gender sensitive and have long worked against the progress of the movement” the statement said. It said competent members drawn from the length and breadth of the country handle the affairs of the DWM and “we have a strong national executive and management structure that is still in place and operating on permanent basis”.
“Our role in developing the worth of Ghanaian womanhood through education, introduction to business skills and campaigning for protective legislation is an on-going process and the DWM will not waver in that regard.”

The statement called on members and sympathisers of the movement to remain resolute and ignore the rumours making the rounds.


“As President of the movement I will continue to exert my energies to the objectives of the DWM and ask all members and sympathisers to do the same”.

The following is the press statement

The leadership of the 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM) has learnt with shock and surprise false information being spread to its membership that the movement has been shut down because its President is now a national executive member of the NDC. These reports are untrue and clear machinations by those who fail to appreciate the unique role the DWM has played and continues to play in the socioeconomic development of women and children in Ghana. They are anti-women, not gender sensitive and have long worked against the progress of the movement.

Competent members drawn from the length and breadth of the country handle the affairs of the DWM and we have a strong national executive and management structure that is still in place and operating on a permanent basis.
Our role in developing the worth of Ghanaian womanhood through education, introduction to business skills and campaigning for protective legislation is an ongoing process and the DWM will not waver in that regard.

All members and sympathisers of the movement are to remain resolute and ignore false rumours making the rounds.
As President of the movement I will continue to exert my energies to the objectives of the DWM and ask all members and sympathisers to do the same

2 COMMENTS

  1. She has done some excellent work with this DWM. Can Nana tell the whole world what happened to the first General Secretary of the Movement Ms Cynthia Nuama.

  2. Dear President DWM
    I have a great honour to introduce to you a ministry to be incorporated into the Ghanaian society and beginning from your political region.
    The aim of the ministry is to support men and women from prison through the prison gate and back into the community. We have realized one fact, growth and development in every person depends on continually gaining wisdom and knowledge as well as ability to apply it in a practical way to their lives.
    1. To work closely with all resettlement agencies in Ghana.
    2. To provide support and befriending men and women who are released and to support those serving long sentences.
    3. To provide each person with a resettlement starter hamper.
    4. To meet their immediate basic needs upon release and to assess and address ongoing basic needs with regard to their housing, finances, healthcare, social and mental well being.
    5. To recruit, train and support a team of volunteers from faith communities and voluntary community groups to provide the support we need.
    The location for this project is at Ebeyeye near Amasaman., it will contain a chapel and rehabilitation centre to temporally house for a short time before going to their family location.
    I will like to make a date and a time to meet with you or your appointed representatives between Tuesday 6th November to Monday 19th November 2012 when I will be in Ghana to discuss how we can work in partnership to further the work of this charity in Ghana.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Yours sincerely

    Bishop James &RevMrs Joan Larbi
    P O Box 60912, London W12 0UU, Mob: (0)7940486025, (0)7916305840, 44(0)2087434987, P O BOX 20056, Accra Ghana, 0543442881, web:www.messiahchurch.org.uk; email:info@messiahchurch.org.uk

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