A 12-member delegation from the South Sudan People’s Defence Force (SSPDF) paid a working visit to The Square. The delegation was drawn from UN Women, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare of South Sudan. The purpose of the visit was to share ideas on how to successfully integrate mainstream gender mainstreaming in their military.
The leader of the team, Maj Gen Peter Gatwech Gai stated that women played significant roles in South Sudan’s fight for liberation. This has shaped the role they play and their position in the military, government and every sector of the country.
He revealed that South Sudan has an appreciable number of women in the military and in government. This, they intend to increase as a way to bridge the gender gap and also to affirm the saying, “educate a woman and you will educate a whole nation”.
The Acting Judge Advocate General of the Ministry of Defence, Brig Gen Moses Gyeke Asante who spoke on behalf of the Minister, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, welcomed the delegation and commended the country for prioritizing women in the military and governance. He explained that Ghana is doing everything possible to increase the number of women participation in all fields of endeavour.