Investing in small scale businesses and agriculture will benefit more women than extending maternal leave.

The foundation of most women in our country currently is in the small scale business and agricultural sector. It was estimated that 90.2% of women in West Africa work in the informal economy recent International Labour Organization (ILO) briefing point out which Ghana is within.  If the government will help to fix problems at the small scale business sector particularly on credit schemes, the high cost of borrowing and rigidities interest rates, Guarantees facilities, and other challenges that are facing the sector will go a long way to assist women.   I believe this will cover a large number of the population than specifying few women within the formal sector and grant them long maternal leave favor.

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