Otiko pushes for more women’s representation in politics­­

otiko_afisah_djabaThe National Women’s Organiser for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisah Djaba, has called for increased support for women’s representation in the local assembly elections.

Ms Djaba in a statement, copied Joy News, said women leaders in Ghanaian politics “are endangered species”, pointing out that there is “abysmally low” representation in Parliament.

Currently only 10 per cent of Ghanaian Parliamentarians are women, she said, and the figure is even lower for assembly members and District Chief Executive (DCE) positions.

According to Ms Djaba, increasing women’s representation in the assembly elections would enable them make a difference in the governance at the district level, to transform the people at the grassroots.

She said that “It is the moral obligation of this country to emancipate women to realise the Ghanaian dream” and called on leaders at all levels to support the cause of women.

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