Looking at the just ended Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) and how the female football players were playing it actually gave me some sense of hope and future for woman on the African continent. Whiles watching the ladies play I could sense the can do spirit in the ancient Africa women like Makada, Queen of Sheba in Ethiopia, the Yaa Asantewaa, in the Asante Kingdom of Ghana and other great African women who started the gender activism.
I believe all is not loss for the African woman who wants to achieve greatness.
Moreover, I sew the men, I mean our fathers, uncles, brothers and husbands cheering and chanting support for the women which vividly explains Africa men are there to support us (women) when we are determined to achieve something for ourselves. It also endorses the “HeForShe” support campaign lunched by the president of Ghana Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo inspiring men to support women equality in all spheres.
Africa women are born strong, beautiful and creative we just need the formal and informal education to develop our potentials and talents again with the support and acceptance from the society we will be able to achieve the percentage of women representation in Africa.
To conclude, I encourage parents’ especially the authoritative bodies to support women worldwide particularly those in Africa and in Ghana to uncover the hidden talents in women.
We are women and we say “YES WE CAN|”
Hon Comfort Yaa Darbo
Assemblywoman, Ahafo Ano North Municipality.