Ghanaian media personality AJ Akuoko- Sarpong has stressed on the need for a change in Ghana’s Labour Act which allows female workers 12 weeks (84 days) of maternity leave with full pay.
The Citi FM/Citi TV host speaking to Ameyaw TV on the red carpet of the 2019 Glitz Africa SHE Summit yesterday, AJ noted the struggles with which working mothers who rush back to work after just three months of childbirth endure when they can work from the comfort of their homes when given more days of.
” I personally believe 3 months maternity leave is not enough, we (women) drop their kids at daycare and come back because we’re expected to be superwomen. We should be able to push the boundaries a little bit more in an acceptable way where both the employee and the employer is able to be beneficial.” she said.
“I believe in a point where we (women) can work from home and be able to be productive” she added.
Watch the full interview below.
The 2019 Glitz Africa SHE Summit happened at the Ecobank Head Office with discussions on the themes: ‘BEYOND GENDER’ led by Sandra Ankobiah, Dentaa Amoateng, AJ Sarpong, Angela Asante and ‘LIVING YOUR PURPOSE’ led by Jackie Appiah, Dziffa Ametam and Chiedza Makonnen.