November 25, 2022

Men’s participation in household chores is not against Ghanaian culture – Chief

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Nene Asilevi Amanor III, the Paramount Chief of Lekpogunor in Ningo-Prampram, said the involvement of men in household chores is not against Ghanaian customs and traditions.

He said roles such as women in the kitchen and men as breadwinners were bequeathed norms to society, but that should not be fixed due to changing dynamics.

He said it was time to redefine some social norms, which did not benefit either men or women.

Nene Amanor was speaking at a reproductive health rights program organized by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare in the Ningo-Prampram district of the Greater Accra region.

He said cleanliness at home and in communities was vital for human survival and that women alone could not be expected to shoulder this responsibility of maintaining a clean environment.

He said that due to some of these misconceptions in society, women have always found themselves in the most vulnerable groups, a situation he described as worrying.

Nene Amanor said it was time for men to change the status quo by changing their mindset on the perception that household chores were the sole responsibility of women.

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