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
2: FOCUSES ON THE RIGHT OF WOMEN AND
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.
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.
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”,
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.
5: USING WOMEN AS COURIERS FOR HARD
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.
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.
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)
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
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
10: WOMEN IN INDUSTRY & OCCUPATIONAL
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.
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
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
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.
14 & 15: ABORTION PART I &
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
16 & 17: SENSELESS KILLINGS OF
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
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).
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.
20 & 21: SINGLE PARENTHOOD PT1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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