THE NATIONAL WOMEN’s WING OF THE (NDC)
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
HEADQUARTERS, ADABRAKA
ACCRA.
16th April, 2024.

The NDC Administration Will Ensure Women’s Dignity and Scrape Taxes on Sanitary Pads in Ghana – Dr. Hanna Bisiw-Kotei

In a bold declaration of commitment to women’s health and dignity, Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw-Kotei, the National Women Organizer for the NDC, made a significant promise during her tour of the Savannah Region. Speaking to NDC members in Tuna, Sawla, Damango, Salaga North, Laribanga, and Salaga South, she vowed that under a John Mahama-Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman administration, taxes on sanitary pads would be abolished, signaling a monumental shift towards prioritizing women’s welfare in Ghana.

The imposition of taxes on sanitary pads under the current Nana Addo-Bawumia administration has long been a point of contention, exacerbating the financial burden on women and hindering their access to essential menstrual hygiene products. Dr. Bisiw-Kotei’s pledge to not only remove these taxes but also subsidize the price of sanitary pads underscores the NDC’s unwavering commitment to championing the rights and well-being of Ghanaian women.

The significance of this promise cannot be overstated. Access to affordable menstrual hygiene products is not only a matter of health but also one of dignity and empowerment for women. The financial strain imposed by taxes on sanitary pads disproportionately affects marginalized women and girls, limiting their ability to fully participate in education, work, and public life.

By pledging to eliminate taxes on sanitary pads and subsidize their cost, the NDC sends a powerful message: women’s health and dignity are non-negotiable priorities. This proactive measure not only addresses a pressing issue of gender inequality but also aligns with global efforts to promote menstrual equity and ensure that no woman or girl is left behind due to financial barriers.

Furthermore, Dr. Bisiw-Kotei’s assurance that the NDC cares about the welfare of women resonates deeply with communities across the Savannah Region and beyond. It reaffirms the party’s commitment to gender equality and social justice, fostering a sense of trust and solidarity among women who have long been marginalized and overlooked in the political arena.

As Ghana prepares for the 2024 general elections, Dr. Bisiw-Kotei’s promise serves as a rallying cry for women’s rights advocates and supporters of equitable governance. It is a reminder that political leadership has the power to enact tangible change and improve the lives of marginalized communities. With the NDC’s unwavering commitment to women’s welfare, there is renewed hope for a future where every Ghanaian woman can access the menstrual hygiene products she needs with dignity and without financial burden.

Thank you.

SGD

Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw-Kotei, National Women Organizer, NDC.