District Assembly Elections: Gomoa Central MP Preaches Gender Balance

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A female Law Maker has urged women to avail themselves in the upcoming District Assembly elections to ensure equal representation at the local governance level.

Mrs. Naana Eyiah Quansah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central Constituency who gave the advice strongly advocated for women to be well represented for them to contribute effectively to decision making to aid development.

“Women should be given fair and equal opportunity to be elected into District Assembly to further strengthen the decentralisation process because they were equally capable and could deliver if given the opportunity.

Mrs. Eyiah Quansah who is also the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, addressing the First ordinary Meeting of the Gomoa Central District Assembly at Afransi was unhappy that all the 15 elected members of the Assembly were men and only two women appointees.

She assured women who were eager to contest the elections that they will be given full support to help them to play vital roles in building a strong society.

The MP indicated that women were equally capable and have the ability to deliver to promote socio-economic advancement of the country.

Mrs. Eyiah Quansah called on the prospective candidates, particularly in the Gomoa Central Area not to make huge campaign promises they could not fulfill.

The MP said the government was doing everything possible to ensure an enabling environment was created to pave way for jobs and wealth for the unemployed youth in the Constituency.

Mr. Moses Tia, Gomoa Central Electoral Officer of the Electoral Commission (EC) who briefed the Assembly Members on the electoral processes and revealed that 11 approved new electoral areas were to be contested for in the 2019 District Assemblies elections..

He said the 11 new electoral areas brings the total number to 26 electoral areas in the Gomoa Central District and further outlined modalities that were going to be used in the upcoming District Assembly elections.

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