NDC Marks International Women’s Day
The National Women’s Wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party has marked International Women’s Day to reaffirms its commitment to champion women's agenda in the country.
The ceremony held at the party headquarters in Accra called on the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin to ensure justice is delivered for those who lost their lives during the 2020 general elections.
Speaking on the theme, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World” the National Women’s Organizer of the party, Dr. Hannah Bissiw outlined a number of women like Betty Mould Iddrisu, Gloria Amo Nikoi, Charlotte Osei, former Speaker, Joyce Bamford-Addo including recent running mate of the flagbearer, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang among others that were appointed by the erstwhile Presidents of the party during their turner in office.
She said the NDC party has demonstrated commitment in giving women the opportunity to serve in a high office of governance unlike the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“It is worthy to note that, the NDC allowed the first female chief justice to continue to work her turner of office, this goes to demonstrate the commitment of the party towards women”, she added.
She further condemned Nana Akufo Addo’s government for acting inversely against women like former Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Charlotte Osei who was truncated, molested, embarrassed, and forced out of office.
Dr. Bissiw again said, President Nana Akufo-Addo never believe in the intellectual capacity and capabilities of Ghanaian women based on the statement he made at Vancouver during the women's conference.
She recalled the fatalities and wanton violence meted on some innocent Ghanaians during the just-ended elections, who happened to be the breadwinners, making it impossible for their wives and children to feed.
“ Regardless, we stand to sympathize and share the pain with all our women who lost their husbands, children, and siblings in the just-ended elections. We assured them of our strongest, capabilities and togetherness in these hard and trying times”, she noted.
She noted that the NDC in their commitment towards the fight against the pandemic, has played a major role by setting up a committee made up of health experts to help the government but their technical advices were downplayed.
The NDC National Women Organizer again accused the ruling government of its inability to champion a single policy that seeks to protect women and children in the midst of the pandemic since the announcement of the huge COVID-19 relief package for Ghanaian business.
She, therefore, charged women to continue the fight against inequalities and economic challenges, adding, even though much has been done to change the circumstances of many women for the better.