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Programme Archieves
1999
OUR FIRST PROGRAM WAS HELD IN JULY 1999. THE FOLLOWING ARE 26 PROGRAMMES SHOWN BETWEEN JULY 1999 AND DECEMBER 1999
EPISODE 1: STEP CHILDREN
This was the first episode and it educates stepmothers to be tolerant and that married couples should be open and truthful to each other by speaking about their stepchildren before getting married so that both sides can have compassion on the stepchild. An experience stepmother shared her successful story as a stepmother on the program.

EPISODE 2: FOCUSES ON THE RIGHT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
It educates not only women but also men to give women a chance to show their worth. This episode further stresses that, women are not asking for superiority but equality. There should be no discrimination against women, men should learn to help women with household chores.

EPISODE 3: SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Is the subject and it discusses sexual harassment in various homes as the programme gives the example of house boys who fondle children when both parents are not at home and the need for parents to be aware of what goes on for them to be nearer their children and be more communicative with them.

EPISODE 4: CERVICAL CANCER:
A disease which is on the increase in women and which a lot of women feel ashamed to talk about. This discussion is interesting, scary and very educative as women would realize that certain practices like douching with some traditional medicines like “ginger”, “nnunum”, “sorowisa” and other strong herbs may lead to cervical cancer. This particular program turned out to be so interesting that both men and women refused to let the resource person, Dr Adu Boahene of Adabraka Polyclinic leave after the programme was recorded.

EPISODE 5: USING WOMEN AS COURIERS FOR HARD DRUGS:
This was a lively discussion on women who allow their bodies to be abused as couriers for drugs such as cocaine. With Dr J. B. Asare of Psychiatric hospital and Mr. Afari of Narcotic Board, the dangers involve were made bare to women.

EPISODE 6: THE ROLE OF FIDA:
Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) seeks to defend women who cannot afford legal fees and also educates them to know their rights and other simple legal matters especially in situations of abuse of women. The appearance of FIDA on the show was a welcome relief to a lot of Ghanaian Women.

EPISODE 7: SCHOOL DROPOUTS AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY:
Mmaa Nkommo focuses on Teenage Pregnancy and the role the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Ghana Chapter play to help the under privileged pregnant teenagers. The most interesting part of this episode is how two teenagers tell their pathetic story. The programme won UNICEF AWARD. (SEE PICTURE)

EPISODE 8: MAIDSERVANTS AND BROKEN MARRIAGES
This episode turns into a heated debate among audience with both men and women criticizing both maids and mistresses in the house, while some of the men blame themselves. The programme also presents a 45-year-old woman who tells her story of how a maidservant broke her home.

EPISODE 9: CONTRACEPTIVES
Must we allow our teenage girls or the youth to use them? This episode raises this question because the youth is sexually active and need guidance to avoid contracting STDs or the girls becoming pregnant.

EPISODE 10: WOMEN IN INDUSTRY & OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS
Do you know what hazard goes with your occupation? Many women are exposed to health hazards that may have long-term effect on their health. This episode discusses various Hazards associated with our work.

EPISODE 11: WOMEN AND BANKING:
Most women in business are not used to banking or savings. Some especially market women use their shops and stalls as saving places. What happens in case of a disaster like fire outbreak? SSB BANK LTD Ladies Association discusses banking with women and the general public.

EPISODE 12: INTESTATE SUCCESSION LAW:
The Ghanaian Society is not used to preparing a Will. Therefore, after the death of partner especially the man, the wife and children are left uncared for. FIDA (FEDERATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS) explains what this law is all about to women and the general public.

EPISODE 13: THE WIDOW AND WIDOWHOOD RITES:
One of the traditional practices that debase Ghanaian women is a Widowhood rite. Widows share their experiences after the death of their husbands with viewers. What does the traditionalist and pastors say about the inhuman practice? You need to watch this programme.

EPISODE 14 & 15: ABORTION PART I & II:
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before the foetus is formed properly. This could be done deliberately by the woman. Doctors could also terminate Pregnancy under certain conditions. Some women are barren as a result of illegal abortion. Mmaa Nkommo takes up this issue and asks when it is necessary to abort a pregnancy and its effect on the health of women who indulge in it? Some young ladies share their bitter experiences with viewers. This programme is in two parts.

EPISODE 16 & 17: SENSELESS KILLINGS OF WOMEN:
The year 1999 saw Ghanaians in mourning. Women were murdered almost every month. Why these murders? Women assembled to discuss this very upsetting issue. Relatives of victims were on the programme. It will really break your hearts. The programme is in two parts. Ghanaian Women mourned

EPISODE 18: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:
The month of October is International Breast Aware Month. Mmaa Nkommo therefore joins Breast Cancer Campaign to draw Ghanaian Women’s attention to the need to be breast aware so that treatment can be effected as soon as breast cancer is discovered. The group, MAMMOCARE had the opportunity to invite all women to join the club and patients with breast cancer share their plight with viewers and appeal for funds were made on their behalf. The programme was a success as can be seen on the certificate below. (Show Mammocare Certificate).

EPISODE 19: THE MOTHER-IN-LAW:
What relationship do you have with your mother-in-law? Is she harassing you or are you the best of pals? This programme discusses how best your mother-in-law can turn out to be a blessing in your marriage. Listen to the success story of a mother-in-law and her in-laws.

EPISODE 20 & 21: SINGLE PARENTHOOD PT1 & II:
Are you a Single Parent? How have you coped with the task of raising your children alone? Listen to single parents discussing this burning issue. The programme is in two parts.

EPISODE 22: HIV/AIDS:
Despite all the Public Education on AIDS in Ghana, the spread of the HIV/AIDS is very alarming. Most people especially the youth still do not believe that AIDS is real. Some men believe that women are rather spreading the virus. Mmaa Nkommo takes on the campaign to create awareness on the scourge of AIDS on the people, especially the productive youth. Some HIV/AIDS patients shared their experiences.

EPISODE 23: THE USE OF SIKA CARD:
With the spate of Armed Robbery in the country, people are advised not to carry large sums of money on them. Most market women fall victims to daylight robbery. The traveling public are also victims. Mmaa Nkommo invites officials from SSB Bank Ltd, sponsors of this Talk Show, to discuss the use of Sika Card to Market Women, Business Women and the general public.

EPISODE 24 & 25: SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR CHRISTMAS PART I& II:
Women were taught how to make Christmas less i.e. how to spend less money during the celebration. Dressmakers show how to turn old clothes and dresses into new ones by changing the style, buying materials that are less expensive for the children e.g. Using tie & dye or batik, Special meal, fruit drink, cakes and tit-bits that will not cost much too are discussed. The programme is in two parts.

EPISODE 26: SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PARTY:
Mmaa Nkommo used the last programme for the year 1999 to organize Christmas party for faithful resource persons and Studio audience at SSNIT Guest House.

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