Deputy National Women’s Organizer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Ms Abigail Elorm Akwambea Mensah, has said women’s empowerment would be her key priority when she is elected.
The party is going to conference on October 27, next weekend to elect new national women executives in the Central Region.
Over five candidates including the two incumbents are contesting for the Deputy National Women’s Organisers position.
Speaking to THE REPUBLIC in Accra, Ms Abigail said empowering the NDC women with skill training and grassroots political participation would be her key priority.
According to her, her vision was not only to ensure that the voices of women of the party are heard, but to also empower them with skills development on various trade to be able to earn a living and rally behind the NDC.
“We will establish a skills development policies to train women for various trades and empower them to rally behind the National Democratic Congress,” she said.
She added that, making efforts to increase women in politics as well as empowerment for implementing women-centered programmes to build a reliable and strong women wing for the party towards 2020 was her mission.
“NDC will be better off when we open doors of opportunity for women’s and girls with the necessary skills and in all aspects of productive life,” she added.
She told the paper, she would use her office to mobilize resources and provide skills training to empower and evoke confidence of the women in the party towards victory 2020 and beyond.
At the moment, she said NDC needs strong and courageous women front and that when she is elected she would assist the substantive national women’s organizer to build a strong women wing effective enough to recapture power from the non performing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to relief Ghanaians from economic hardship.
Ms Abigail further explained that her objectives to lead the NDC women as Deputy National women organizer is to “plan and execute programmes together with the national women’s organizer that will bring together all professional women and non formal women in the party to brainstorm towards a strong women front for the party.”
The young female politician who described herself as ” very humble and respectful” added that, the women’s commissioners of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN ) members of the party would also be engaged whilst in school and after school for mentoring and participating in political activities.
She said the overall interest as Deputy National Women organizer, is to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities, stressing, ” I will strive for the empowerment and for the advancement of women political participation in our party and in the country.”
Ms Abigail who picked #2 on the ballot, therefore charged the women delegates to turn down financial inducement and material gifts allegedly being distributed by other aspirants and endorse her to do the real job for NDC.
She promised to work tirelessly for the interest of the women’s wing and to ensure the victory of NDC in 2020 and beyond.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba