The State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) has launched an all-female group dubbed SIGA DIVAS.

The DIVAS used the occasion to observe the breast cancer awareness month with a breast screening exercise for both male and female staff of the authority. 

DIVAS is an acronym for Daring, Intelligent, Vivacious Assertive, and Supportive.

The group, according to their convener Mrs. Afua Frimpong has as its aim to develop and implement capacity enhancement programs and activities that focus on the unique needs of female employees to help build their confidence, as well as prepare them to move up the career ladder, whiles raising awareness about women health and rights in the process.

“Our other goals are to nurture and empower SIGA women to excel both at the workplace and society at large and provide a sustainable platform to train women in SIGA and enhance knowledge transfer to budding women in the Authority.”

“These capacity building training and development programmes would be provided by our HR & Admin Division and women in Management positions in and out of SIGA. They will counsel, coach, and mentor young women to be the preferred employee choice for the Authority”, she added.

Speaking at the launch, the Director-General of SIGA Hon. Asamoah-Boateng said; “I know women who have died from breast cancer… I am therefore very excited that you chose to launch this group in October which is breast cancer awareness month and with breast screening.”

Madam Olivia Opoku-Adomah, Ag. Head of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) spoke on behalf of the General Manager Operations (Madam Hollistar Duah-Yentumi) who has been selected as patron for the group.

Madam Olivia expressed the joy of Madam Hollistar to have been selected as the patron for the group and assured them of her support. She also called on the DIVAS to eschew negativity and always have a positive mindset. This she said is the key to ensuring that women can occupy their position at work and in society.

There was a talk on breast cancer by Dr. Leila Issaka of Health Wealth Access and Madam Effie Grant, Ambassador for Cancer Research UK.

The function which also featured a sales exhibition and general health screening was attended by management and staff of SIGA at the forecourt of the authority. 

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