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Opinions of Saturday, 5 December 2020

Columnist: Yaa Asabea Hammond

Our first woman vice president! - When Mahama wins

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang & John Dramani Mahama Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang & John Dramani Mahama

Yesterday, I was having a chat with a girlfriend about the state of our dear country, the needs of women and what women ourselves can contribute to meeting these needs.

In the course of this chit chat, a stark reality hit us! The involvement of women in the three arms of government is no more. We currently have a male President and a male Vice President. No woman at the highest levels. We used to have a female head of the legislative arm of government (Speaker of Parliament). That is no more! A female Chief Justice, Head of the Judiciary - also no more! When a female Chief Justice retired last year, she was replaced with a male chief Justice by the NPP government.

John Dramani Mahama’s choice of a female -a really accomplished one at that! -as a running mate on the Presidential ticket of the NDC seeks to change that situation. Ghana will have a woman at the highest level any woman has been in the arms of government. Long overdue, I must say!

A vote for John Mahama on Monday 7th December 2020 means a vote for a female - Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang -as Vice President of Ghana. Welcome, Madam Vice-President!!

Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) says the success of all the other United Nations Development Goals depends on how effectively our societies achieve Gender Quality- When women win, society wins.

We have an opportunity to put a competent woman at the highest level a woman has ever occupied in Government in Ghana.

A Vote for John Mahama is a vote for women to have a place at the highest level of our nation’s decision making.

Naana Jane for Vice President come January 7, 2021.

John Mahama for President, Vote number 2
The Time is Now
Let’s Make it Happen