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General News of Sunday, 29 July 2018

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Hillary Clinton’s defeat made me cry more than I did when Mahama lost – Betty Mould

Ghana’s first ever female Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Betty-Mould Iddrisu has revealed that she cried her heart out passionately when Hillary Clinton lost to Mr Donald Trump in the United States 2016 election, even more than she did when her party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was licked by the New Patriotic Party in Ghana’s 2016 election; has learnt.

She was speaking to GhanaWeb’s Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on 21 Minutes with KKB.

The Gender champion said “Ghana has made progress despite our cultural and traditional environment over the past 40 years” regarding the issue of women in general.

“… The defeat of Hillary Clinton… I wept that night as more than I wept when we were defeated”, she said. .. Yes, I did.. Because for me as a gender person, I am totally gendered I know Hillary personally.. I have been following this fight of hers to climb to the top all the years when she was 1st lady of America” She said.

She acknowledged that women are doing great in Ghana so far

“I would also want to say a word about women being empowered… about gender exclusion and inclusion… I want to say that we have come over long way from my time when I started out as assistant state attorney”. She pointed out.

Madam Betty Mould Iddrisu currently occupies the 1st national Vice Chair of the NDC. As a pioneering member of the NDC especially in the Ashanti Region, Madam Betty Mould served as the Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana under the Mills – Mahama led NDC government, the first woman to serve in that capacity in the country.

Prior to that, she had been the Head of Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.

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