The Gender and Social protection minister, Nana Oye Lithur has revealed that she is now a member of the ruling party NDC.

President John Mahama came under heavy criticism by members of the NDC following his appointment of the then human rights lawyer as a minister of state.

The party grassroot contended that Oye Lithur, whose husband is lawyer to the president, was not a known sympathizer of the party. The President is however on record to have insisted that her appointment was purely based on merit.

The Gender ministry was created to coordinate and better implement social intervention programs aimed as safety nets for the poor and vulnerable in society and to compile a database for the sector. It was also to track the effect of government’s social intervention programs on its targets.

Oye Lithur in her work as a lawyer with the Commonwealth Human Rights Institute (CHRI) is deemed to have vast expertise in working with the vulnerable in society.

Speaking to Kasapa FM’s Maame Broni in an exclusive interview, Nana Oye disclosed that she is now an active member of the ruling and ready to campaign for a second term bid of the President.

“I am part of NDC now. I was not part of the NDC when I was appointed as a minister. Everything is making me part of the NDC now. The social democratic principles, the leadership in president Mahama, the social development agenda, the people oriented agenda and the team, that is what has made me become a part of the NDC.’ She told Maame Broni.

According to her, she will continue to be a human rights activist in spite of her political affiliation.

Source:Ghana/ Broni

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