Research & Co-ordination: E.K.Bensah Jr
Executive Producer: E.K.Bensah Jr
Technical Producer: D.J. Stagger
In this edition of AIF Show, we had a conversation with some strong women about the impact of Ghana's ongoing power crisis on our mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters.
As the critical element in the nuclear family, we wanted to explore what alternatives exist to help mitigate the impact effects on women. To that end, we spoke, in our second conversation with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, to two reps from that organisation, who explained to us about their affordable solar lanterns, and other options that exist for women.
Furthermore, we spoke to Mrs.Catherine Appiah-Pinkrah of Ministry of Defence who gave us insights into the implications of power crisis as a "peace and security" issue at the micro-level in the way it impacts the nuclear family. Mrs.Appiah-Pinkrah pretty much conceded that it *is* a veritable peace and security issue as when the lights go off, and miscreants have a field day because of that, it is the women who get raped.
With Mother's Day coming on the heels of the show, it was an opportunity not just to celebrate our mothers, daughters, and sisters but...to reflect on the immense multiple roles they are compelled to assume as they seek to bring harmony to the home in the light of the more-than-usual darkness that has visited the homes of Ghanaians for 3 years.
Kindly find a link to download the podcast below, and enjoy "Africa in Focus" Show's episode#42:
Just in case you missed it: "Africa in Focus Show" is the ONLY weekly magazine on Ghanaian radio explaining; unpacking; demystifying ECOWAS; AU; and South-South cooperation policies around Africa's integration. We are airborne every Tuesday from 13h00 to 15h00 GMT. All podcasts are available for download on www.africainfocusradioshow.org Follow the conversation using #AfricainFocus