‘I’m contesting to encourage women to get involved’

Diana Boama, 53, a farmer and an aspiring Assembly Member for Kyebi New Town Electoral Area in the in the Abuakwa South District of the Eastern Region, has stated that she is in the contest to encourage other women to rise to the challenge.

“No woman has ever contested the assembly membership position in the area, hence my resolve to join the contest to break the culture of silence among women from participating in the local polls,” she touted.

Speaking at Kyebi under the ‘Women’s Profile’, an initiative to project women contesting in elections in the Eastern Region, Madam Boama, a mother of three and contesting with four men, noted that it was her third attempt and expressed the hope that on Tuesday December 17, 2019 she would win the contest.

“Due to the low representation of women in decision making processes in the locality, several issues affecting us and children has not been given the needed attention which is worrisome and the area has no market to support and assist women who are mostly petty traders to support and assist our upkeep and livelihoods.

“Refuse dump is in a water-logged area and children have to cross the main road to dispose of refuse, posing danger to their health, women and the community in general. I am committed, dedicated and determined to ensuring that when voted into office, refuse containers will be provided for cluster of homes to prevent the danger of children having to cross the busy road to dispose of refuse.

“I appeal to women and the electorate to support and assist my candidature so as to win to encourage females not to be discouraged because of the men but realise them as counterparts in nation building,” Madam Boama said. -GNA

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