The Women’s wing expressed shock, disbelief and revulsion at feedback produced by Nana Addo to the extent of countrywide and worldwide shame.
Their reaction follows backlash around some reviews Nana Addo at the 2019 Gals Produce Meeting in Canada.
In his contribution at the Meeting, Nana Addo stated he is still to see dynamism in Ghanaian females.
“We are not seeing ample dynamism and activism on the aspect of people who are trying to get. I am conversing about dynamism exactly where it matters…electing individuals to Parliament, managing political parties since they are the devices by which our societies make decisions.
“We are chatting about decisions, not wishes and hopes, we are chatting about choices that are going to make the difference,” he claimed.
The remarks have been heavily criticised by some Ghanaian girls regardless of the open up problem that was given Nana Addo at the conference by Dr Alaa Murabit, the UN’s Higher Commissioner on Wellness Employment and Financial Growth, who appeared uncomfortable by the president’s stance.
At a push meeting dealt with by the National Women’s organiser of the NDC, Hannah Bissiw, she said Nana Addo denigrated the Ghanaian female in the most debasing method on a worldwide phase when he claimed that the Ghanaian females have finished pretty tiny to are entitled to a location in nationwide conclusion-making.
“Evidently, President Akufo-Addo was clueless and uninformed. He displayed following-to-no-knowledgeabout the subject, and even when he was prompted by a person of his female co-panelists, who strenuously sought to correct his preposterous misrepresentations on that platform, he adamantly touted his fifty percent-baked Cost-free SHS as a gender empowerment device of his authorities and lied about 30% of his cupboard getting female,” she claimed.
“Our painstaking investigations have discovered that out of his nineteen (19) Cabinet Ministers, only 5 (5) of them are women, which signifies 26% of Cabinet, and not 30% as he claimed. How could the President get this simple actuality wrong? Could it be section of his mere lip support and rhetoric about ladies empowerment?” Hannah Bissiw queried.
She additional: “the most debilitating impact of our President’s reckless discuss, is what these feedback have finished to the age-previous struggle for female empowerment in Ghana. Somewhere else, this sort of responses from President Akufo-Addo could kill the spirit and soul of gender empowerment activism.
“Having said that, the tsunami of voices of protestation from Ghanaian women of all ages demonstrates that we are well previous being cowered into accepting these verbal abuse as women and as crucial players in our national development journey.”
She even more explained Nana Addo humiliated Ghanaian gals in no uncertain terms on the global phase.
She also employed the chance to remind the President that, Ghana continues to rejoice her illustrious feminine heroes these kinds of as, Yaa Asantewa that great warrior, Dr Mary Grant, Hajia Adiza Mumkaila, Madam Susana Alhasan, Theodosia Okoe, Esther Ocloo, Prof. Efua Sutherland, Prof. Ama Atta Aidoo amid others.
Ghana has experienced a female Speaker just before, in the particular person of the Ideal Honourable Joyce Bamford-Addo of Parliament and two successive feminine Main Justices, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood and Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo. An endless record of contemporaries this sort of as Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Prof. Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu, Hon. Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong, Hon. Hannah Tetteh, Dr. Joyce Aryee, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, Mrs. Lucy Quist, Mrs. Patricia Obo-Nai and Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh to title but very handful of, who have all staked a rightful claim to nationwide and historical prominence as trailblazers in woman management in this nation, she pointed out.