Assembly women and female traditional leaders – including queen mothers and female chiefs – in the Western Region, can now effectively influence policies, following practical skills training funded by USAID/Ghana. The
39 beneficiaries were coached to prepare advocacy action plans on specific issues in their districts which they will implement. They can now analyze the policy environment and use the most effective strategies and tactics for policy influencing with beneficiaries and stakeholders in their districts.
This USAID/Ghana training is timely, as the Regional House of Chiefs is set to elect five (5) out of the 23 paramount queen mothers to represent women for the first time. Two (2) out of this 5 will have voting rights at the National House of Chiefs.