Madam Joyce Zempare a National Women’s Organizer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party has reiterated her desire to build and strengthen the capacity of women to take more political leadership roles. This she asserted is the surest way to bridge the gender gap between women and their male counterparts. She said this when some party delegates and supporters paid her a visit to express their commitment and support for her.
Paraphrasing Dr. Kwegyire Aggrey philosophy, she asserted that “when you politically groom man you only groom an individual but when you groom a women you have groomed a whole society”. The bedrock of our society is woman but sadly, our responsibilities have been relegated to only home-keep. Grooming women in governance and political leadership would unearth the leadership qualities of our ladies and also, re-orient society on the need to expand the frontiers of women in politics. All we ladies need is encouragement. All we are asking for is equally support and opportunities. In fact, women in elsewhere have demonstrated significantly the role female politicians can play in bringing development to society. If I should ask” who led the Asantes to fight the British? Was is not Yaa Asantewaa? Madam Zempare jokingly quizzes.
Even though our Constitution gives equal opportunity for both men and women, the former has dominated the scene when it comes to leadership. Women constitutes about 51.2% but with less number of political leaders in the Executives and Legislature. The current government under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed quite a number of women in top positions, but Madam Zempare believes more could be achieved if more women are groomed to be equally competitive and available to take up the challenge. This she claims would be one of her topmost priority as she vies for the National Women Organizer of the ruling governing party-the NPP. Therefore, calls on all party stakeholders especially the delegates to vote for her massively.
Madam Joyce Zempare is the current Greater Accra Regional Women’s Organizer with rich political experience from the grassroots as party executive at the Polling Station, Constituency and National Levels. She played a lead role in the women’s front that succeeded in Greater Accra which is seen as the decider region of all elections to record its historical victory in election 2016. He is very versatile, an excellent team-player and cut across many political, tribal and socio-cultural divides and speaks fluently Akan, Grusi, Ga and Dangbe, Krobo, Ewe, etc…
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