“Ghana Is Not Ready For A Woman President”- Allotey Jacobs

Allotey Jacobs, former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says Ghana can only be ready in around thirteen (13) years for a female chief.

According to him, women have generated a very poor image of Ghanaian women on some news portals, which has rendered it challenging for society to recognize them in key leadership roles, such as the Presidency.

For a female monarch, Ghana is not ripe. It will be sometime in 2034 or something until a female leader is ready to be recognized by the government. Look at a study on female actors on social media. Look at what our actors are churning out on do you believe it appeases viewers and motivates them to place women in power positions? “Asked him.

He said that, contrary to Europe and the Americas, where democracy originated, African women are often their own enemies.

Speaking in an interview with Sefah-Danquah of Happy 98.9 FM on the political talk show of Epa Hoa Daben, Jacob Allotey expressed that he is now seeing the growth of unions, championing the empowerment of women, which is commendable.

Two ladies, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and Brigitte Dzogbenuku, contested for the presidency in Ghana’s 2020 general elections, with one, Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, standing as a vice-presidential nominee.

In the last decade, the strengthening of women’s involvement in all fields of existence has become a significant concern in the economic and social growth debate, according to studies. About every foreign and bilateral development organization has declared strategies to bring the needs of women into economic and social systems.

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This is maybe in line with one of the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which notes, among others, that “everyone has the right to participate in his or her country’s government” (UN, 1945).

Improving the democratic role of women and their inclusion at all stages of decision-making is often seen as key to ensuring both transparent and responsive governance and sustainable growth in all fields of existence (United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995).