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Paternity and Maternity Leave Bill To Be Amended — Francis Xavier

Championing the consideration for individual rights is humane and great for sustainable development.

The Member of Parliament for Madina Francis Xavier Kojo Sosu, who doubles as a deputy ranking minister in constitutional, legal and parliamentary affairs, has initiated a bill amendment.

This bill, actually, seeks to extend maternity leave for all nursing mothers, men whose wives have undergone caesarean section or multiple births.

And if amendment falls through, working-class men and women who adopt babies under 3 months can have a French leave and can even extend it, depending on the gravity of the situation at home.

According to Mr. Sosu, if this bill is finally amended, pregnant and lactating mothers who are employees will be entitled to flexible work conditions to make them comfortable.

This seems to be a laudable idea and can go a long way to enhance the working conditions of many Ghanaians who have young ones in their care.

And when that happens, there will be effective work output in various sectors which will improve the overall state of the nation.

As the bill is not a new one, but rather an appeal for amending the already laid down section 54 of the Labour Act, the Parliament is yet to meet and decide whether it will be approved or disapproved.

Normally, pregnant and lactating mothers go through postpartum stress which often takes a toll on their work output, but this proposed bill might come across as a life-saver.

The Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Kojo Sosu, is yet to come out with the final verdict for Ghanaians to know the way forward.

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