“A Woman Will One Day Lead Ghana…”- President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President, Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has predicted that the country will undoubtedly have a female as president in the future.

Along with other African leaders, Mr Akufo-Addo said he is focused on pursuing a battle against gender imbalance in Ghana and across the African continent.

Speaking at this year’s edition of the Global Citizens Festival at the Independence Square, he focused on the requirement for African leaders to guarantee that women are empowered and given fair treatment.

He added that his administration is setting up strategies that will guarantee that the girl child is urged to contact her maximum capacity, something that can help the country and Africa at large, to at some point, produce a woman president.

“Women and girls account for 51% of the population of Ghana, the majority and that is the same everywhere on the continent. So, empowering them is critical to speeding up Africa’s progress.

“As President of Ghana, and as Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and as AU gender champion, I am committed put in place policies and programmes aimed at improving the development of the girl child in Ghana.

I’m equally committed to ensuring access a minimum of senior high school education for the girl child in Ghana, a policy that has already begun to work. Together we can achieve gender equality, empower the women and girls and achieve the global needs and goals of the Sustainable Development Goals, and one day, we are going to have a female President of Ghana,” he said amid cheers from the audience.

Interestingly, people have disparate perspectives over the capacities of women who wish to take up such a position and steer the undertakings of the country.

In the 2020 general elections in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) picked Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang to be their Vice Presidential candidate, and this raised issues and discussions among the political elites and, surprisingly, inside the party.

Around the same time, the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) had a woman, Akua Donkor as its flagbearer.

Other women who contested the presidential position were Brigitte Dzogbenuku of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), and organizer behind the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.

In all of such cases, the women had extremely less possibilities getting triumph in light of the fact that many electorates like to have men own the position.

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President Akufo-Addo’s assertion would ideally bring the discussion again on the requirement for the country and the continent to start pushing women to higher spots.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo vowed to end child marriages in the entire of Africa.

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