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The lynching of a ninety-year-old woman is simply abhorrent – First Lady

The lynching of a ninety-year-old woman is simply abhorrent – First Lady

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Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, has described the incident that led to the death of Madam Akua Denteh as simply abhorrent.According to her, “The lynching of ninety-year-old Madam Akua Denteh is simply abhorrent.

It is tragic that in this day and age, Ghanaians especially women continue to suffer such barbaric and human right violations that undermine our quest for gender equality,” she has said in a Facebook post on Monday.I am encouraged by the various statements of condemnation by many well- meaning Ghanaians and groups.

While the statements are commendable, we must take all necessary steps to bring justice to the family and completely abolish all negative, abusive and violent practices against women in particular.

I will continue to work with interest groups to empower women and girls in various ways, including education and skills acquisition, as a means of insulating them from such barbaric practices.

I sent a delegation to Salaga to extend my condolences.

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