Women In Ghana’s Politics Are Viewed As Prostitutes – Hawa Koomson

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Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has said women in Ghana’s political terrain are considered as prostitutes by their male counterparts.

She indicated that women have had to ensure severe hardship and verbal abuse meted out to them by their male counterparts.

This situation, she said, must stop because they have what it takes to govern a country.

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development further expressed optimism that her party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will produce either a female president or vice, in the near future to demonstrate to the world that the NPP is a party that gives women opportunities to serve.

“A female politician goes through a whole lot of embarrassments. They think if you are a female and you are a politician you are a prostitute. Why do you have to say it? We are not.

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“We are fighting for our place in politics and in governance. There is no way we can do very good politics and governance in our country without women participating.

“To me, it is high time we moved away for refusing women their rightful place when it comes to politics. This is within our political party and our opponents.

Political offices are not too sensitive for women to hold. I know there will be a time in this country that we will have a female president or even a female vice. We saw it in the last elections when the NDC went in for Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman.

“I think NPP is rather more in the position to do it this than the NDC. In future even it will happen it will be in the NPP, we have a lot of great women in our party,” she said on Good Evening Ghana programme Thursday September 16.

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