Some Ghanaian women on Sunday marched through the capital Accra to demand the release of 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in a Nigerian village called Chibok.
They presented a petition signed by over 300 people to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana saying: “We are just a representative of the swelling voices of Ghanaians and other people round the world who believe that any extra second we spend not finding our girls is one second too many.”
They held placards which read: “Bring back our girls,” “Release the girls now,” and “We want action now’’.
One of the leaders of the Ghanaian women that marched, Eugenia Techie Menson, Chief Executive Officer of Young Educators Foundation, said: “Girls have the basic right to be educated and to be girls; girls have the inalienable right to be girls.”
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ademola Oluseyi Onafonoka, after receiving the petition said:”… Let me thank you for your out pouring of emotions, solidarity, for your empathy; I am assuring you as a father that our daughters will be found and brought back to all of us alive and well.’’