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General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Female MP charges women to take up challenging positions

Former Deputy Gender Minister, Dela Sowah has encouraged women to take up challenging positions often been controlled by men.

The Member of Parliament for Kpando advised women not to be discouraged if their issues are not addressed by authorities because of their gender, rather find other ways to communicate their grieve.

“If you are a woman and you see a challenge don’t be afraid to talk and don’t say because they didn’t listen to me the first time so I won’t talk again, so I would leave them to do what they want to do, rather go back and say it in another way. Don’t just see problems always, be on the watch for solutions.”

Speaking to the Students Women's Commission from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), who interacted with the Parliamentary caucus, Dela Sowah said women have the ability to multi-task and to always find solutions to multiple problems, and that trait makes them better leaders in all spheres of life.

When asked by the students how one can become a politician, she said, “If you want to be a politician, start from your area, mingle with the people and to be a successful MP you need to interact with the people, the work is only 30% .”

She continued that, “When you learn how to respect people, relate well to them, it becomes easy but when you distant yourself it becomes difficult for you.”

She advised women who dream of becoming a politician to join the profession with the right thoughts and desist from self-interests because their core duty is to help the society and not to fill their pockets with money.

“Don’t come into politics for the right reasons because you want to make the difference not just because people are joining and earning lots of money,“ she said.

The Women’s Commission of GIMPA is pioneering a project which is targeted at impacting the girl child in both Junior High and Senior High Schools on the positive and negative effects of social media whilst helping them take up challenging roles by mentoring them through the “Sister Care” project.