Ghana’s former First Lady Mrs. Lordina Mahama has called on all women to continue support each other to be empowered to give off their best to impact society.

Joining the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day, Mrs. Mahama in a statement indicated that the theme for this year’s campaign, #PressforProgress highlights the urgent need to curb gender inequality.

She further tasked women to encourage each other to “also impact their homes, their communities and countries, and through that I believe we will move the #PressforProgress agenda forward.”

Below is her full statement:“On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, let us continue to encourage each other as women to make the desired impact and push for the male society’s support for gender parity.

“I support the campaign to #PressforProgress as it highlights, most appropriately, the urgent need for us to curb the remaining disparities in the quest for gender equality.

“Let’s celebrate the efforts and achievements of our fellow women, let’s empower our women and girls, let’s use them as examples to encourage other women to also impact their homes, their communities and countries, and through that I believe we will move the #PressforProgress agenda forward.”