Women in politics is good for Ghana

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A gender activist, Angela Dwamena-Aboagye, has lauded the increase in the number of women seeking office in the upcoming elections but insists it could be better.

The Presidential candidate of the People?s National Convention (PNC) Hassan Ayariga on Wednesday nominated Helen Senorita Dzatugbe Matervi as his running mate for the December elections.

This brings the number of female running mates to three for the December polls while the number of women vying for Parliamentary seats has also increased.

In an interview with Citi News, Angela Dwamenah-Aboagye noted that the inclusion of females in governance goes to grow the economy.

?While we congratulate the parties that have nominated female vice presidential candidates and even the parties that are being headed by women, there is a big but. We want them to move beyond that one woman, that one person to a place where we see real inclusivity, real participation,? she said.

She added, ?it?s a good sign but clearly for us it?s not enough. We congratulate them but we say they should push beyond that. They should take the women?s manifesto and use it.?

On the chances of the former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings in this year?s election as a woman, Mrs. Gyamenah-Aboagye stated that politics is a game of numbers and she expects Ghanaians to give her a chance.

She said: ?It will be difficult to say that these are her chances and there are many things at stake. It is good for any woman to try and put herself out there in the kind of culture that we have. We should all try and give her the needed support.?

Source Citi News Ghana

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