Speakers for the maiden Man2Man Conference slated for Accra, have parried suggestions that they seek to overlook the critical role of women in national and family life.
They insisted that though it was for men only, the conference had components that would highlight the indispensable place of women in both the public and private sphere.
They, thus, advised against arguments that situate the conference in context of gender debate, rather than one tailored to address specific needs, struggles and difficulties of men.
“To be born a male is one thing, to grow into man is another,” Dr. Michael Boadi-Nyamekye, the host speaker, said when he addressed the media on Thursday.
Over 800 men are expected to attend the conference set for Friday, May 1, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, under the theme “I Am the Man.”
Other speakers include Dr. Charles J. Buckman, founding director of Fatherhood UK, and Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, of the Nduom Groupe.
With the Bible as the foundation, discussions will dwell man’s role and responsibility as the head of the home, and as a pillar in building financial security for the family.
“We’ll also focus on some pertinent health issues that affect men’s health and wellbeing,” added Dr. Boadi-Nyamekye, also the founder of BN Michaels Ministries – the organizers.
Dr. Buckman noted that: “It is left for every man to do three things: love, live and leave a legacy. This is what we intend to do, to raise strong men for the house, nation and business.”
By James Harry Obeng