An Aide to the former President of Ghana, Joyce Bawa Mogtari has called on the Government of Ghana to take import taxes from sanitary towels and products.
Apart from the removal of import taxes, Joyce Bawa Mogtari is calling on the government to ensure that sanitary towels and products are produced locally.
She believes that producing these locally will help vulnerable girls and women the opportunity to access these products.
“On International Women’s day, I salute our women and girls! I choose to commemorate this day by reminding each and everyone of us that girls and women bleed, and call on government to walk its talk by removing import duties on sanitary towels and products.”
She continued “Government must also take steps to ensure that we produce sanitary products at cheaper and more affordable rates here in Ghana to ensure that our vulnerable girls and women can have access to clean pads as we #EmbraceEquity.”.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.