New Patriotic Party Parliamentary Candidate hopeful for the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency, Nana Ama Asafo-Boakye has indicated that it will be impossible for a man to win the seat of the constituency.
According to her, the seat is a ‘’seat for women” and no man can ever take that from the constituency.
She made this assertion in an interview on the Happy 98.9 FM’s Epa Hoa Daben political show with Samuel Eshun who sat in for Afrifa-Mensah. “Anyaa Sowutuom is a female constituency and as a woman is leaving the seat, a woman will replace her.”
She noted that ever since the inception of the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency, no man has ever won the seat and she will make sure it stays that way. “I am not saying the men are incapable but a woman will retain the seat.”
She believes the already low number of women in parliament should not reduce but rather keep on increasing.
Statistics from the population and housing census put Ghana’s female population at 51%.
Currently, there are 36 women in Ghana’s parliament and this represents 12.75 percent from both the majority and minority sides, a clear short of the 30 percent representation set by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
The figure is an increase of 7, as against the election 2012 figure of 29, where 133 women contested 102 parliamentary seats.
By: Joel Sanco
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