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General News of Monday, 11 July 2016

Source: The Enquirer

Queen mothers to protest Ken Agyapong’s comment on EC boss

Queen mothers in the Western region are planning to take to the streets to protest over the recent despicable comments made by the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Ken Agyapong on the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs. Charlotte Osei.

Nana Akosua Gyanfiaba ll, Queen mother of Nyankrom and Acting Paramount Queen mother of Shama Traditional Area who dropped the hint, said they are feverishly planning to demonstrate to show their anger and join the long list of personalities and groups who have condemned the unsavory comment made by the MP.

The acerbic tongued MP recently incurred the wrath of many Ghanaians when he made a sexist comment on the EC Chairperson. Many appeals by personalities and groups for the MP to apologize have fallen on deaf ears.

But speaking with The Enquirer at the sidelines of the free registration of the aged onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection at Shama, Nana Gyanfiaba ll said they have had discussions and the few queens she has spoken to are not happy and are prepared to join in demonstrating against the MP.

“We’ve had discussions and the queen mothers are not happy so we would come together and let the whole nation know that as queen mothers who represent our communities we are not happy because we have women under us, we have our mothers, we have our sisters, we have our daughters that we need to protect them, such comments are unhealthy, it doesn’t bring unity”, she stated.

According to the queen Mother, the comments made by the MP was simply dishonorable, adding that she can’t fathom why such a statement would come out from a no mean person as a member of parliament who represents a whole constituency in parliament.

“It is rather unfortunate that such a statement could come from no less a person than a honourable MP who stands for a constituency where women both vulnerable and elite, less privileged and sort of people voted for him, because it is a woman who gave birth for him”, she said.

Nana Gyanfiaba ll said it is incumbent for the MP to bury his pride and apologize. “He went too far as an honourable MP who a lot of people look up to him, it’s rather unfortunate that such a comment should come out from his words”, she said.

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