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Politics of Thursday, 1 October 2015

Source: GNA

Aspirant calls for change in Politics

Mrs Georgina Opoku, popularly known as Aso, contesting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Abetifi Constituency, has urged party members to change the face of politics, by voting for women.

Mrs Opoku, the first female to contest the NDC parliamentary primary within the constituency, observed that the NDC must prove that it was gender-sensitive and committed to the empowerment of the Ghanaian woman by voting massively for women contesting the primaries.

She, therefore, appealed to all card-bearing members in the constituency to go out and vote massively for her.

“Once I am through with the primary, the Abetifi seat would fall for the NDC according to the agenda “50/50” she remarked.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency(GNA) under the “Women’s Profile Project, ”Mrs Opoku, a 45-year old fashion designer and a philanthropist, indicated that, over the years, she had initiated several developmental projects and programmes, aimed at empowering the youth and the vulnerable in the area.

Key among her philanthropic works is the provision of artificial limbs for young amputees, to enable them live decent and independent lives.

So far, 11 persons in the Kwahu area have benefited from that programe, in addition to 10 others in other parts of the country.

Mrs Opoku has also initiated a programe in the Kwahu area to provide taxi drivers with simple and comfortable shoes to prevent the use of slippers “charlewote,” in driving, to make the driving business attractive and profitable.

Throwing more light on her project, the aspirant explained that empowerment also meant supporting people who already had livelihoods to enhance their operations, and make their businesses more attractive, and help boost tourism.

The aspirant, a sports enthusiast, has also sponsored several sporting activities among the youth in the area, to identify their potentials and foster peace and unity among political parties.

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