Women empowerment and gender equality has become a controversial subject

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to talk about recently. While some school of thought says there is the need to deliberately apportion some percentage of leadership positions or opportunities to women, others think otherwise; to them, women were not limited anyway to be treated special when it comes to leadership positions, the only thing is that, there must be an equal playing field.
The President of Ghana, H.E. John Evans Atta Mills, on 25th January, 2012 reshuffled his cabinet ministers. This move has generated some missed feelings among gender advocates especially women.
Ms. Afua Agyapomaa, the Program officer of Abantu for Development, is unhappy with the fact that the reshuffle did not include women in the cabinet of the government of Ghana.
According to her, Ghana is not committing to a number of international treaties; hence there is the need for governments to realise that and stop what she claims is a discrimination against women.
When told that the appointment was based on competent but gender, she queried that does all men in Parliament competent?
This issue is interesting but readers, do you think women should be allocated some percentage of leadership positions in all levels of leadership?  What do you think?

Be the first to like this post. Prince Baah-Duodu is an active blogger and believes in social activism. A Ghanaian national who is currently on internship in India, working as a Business Development Executive. I am a graduate of University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a two time President of AIESEC. I have a passion for writing so currently write for this blog and modernghana as columnist. Through blogging, i hope to promote peaceful co-existence among readers, share constructive opinion on culture, lifestyle, entertainment issues happening in India, Ghana and the world; when the need arises, i talk politics. I largely blog to promote peace and alert the youth about the need to believe in themselves to strive for excellence.

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