Ghana: Report on Founding Conference of Domestic Services Workers Union (DSWU)
Activity or Event Report
The Founding Conference of Domestic Services Workers Union (DSWU) in Ghana took place on September 23, 2015. This was to officially outdoor the union into the workers movement in the country.
It was attended by over 150 participants comprising delegates and observers, of which ninety (90) were women.
This report is a compilation of proceedings of the founding conference, particularly speeches and fraternity messages delivered at the event.
The conference, which was chaired by Sister Eva Attakpah, Chairperson of DSWU, also included the adoption of the union’s constitution and the swearing-in of elected executives.
Among dignitaries that attended the conference were Sister Adwoa Sakyi, IUF Africa Regional Women’s Project Coordinator, Sister Marinna Nyamekye, SASK West Africa Coordinator, Representative of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Chief Labour Officer, and Sister Christine Mensah, ICU Gender Officer as well as Amewuga Ablordeppey, DSWU Administrator.