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I will support women and youth – NPP parliamentary candidate

  Akropong, July 26, GNA- Mrs Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Akropong Constituency, has pledged to support women and youth in the constituency when voted into power.

  Akropong, July 26, GNA- Mrs Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Akropong Constituency, has pledged to support women and youth in the constituency when voted into power.

 

    She expressed the hope that as a youth and a woman, she would better understand issues and challenges of women, girls and the youth and, therefore, appealed to the electorates to vote massively for her to execute her good plans.  

    Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview under the ‘Women’s Platform,’ an initiative of GNA to project all women parliamentary candidates for the upcoming elections, Mrs Asiamah Adjei said women’s issues could best be championed by women.

     The Women’s Platform was instituted in 2012 by the GNA to project and support women contesting in any political election in the Eastern Region and has since interviewed and published stories for more than 60 women in the 2012 general election and the 2015 District Assembly and Unit Committee elections.

    Mrs Asiamah Adjei said even though the Akropong Constituency was a semi-urban area there were many challenges confronting women especially in the downhill which were mostly underprivileged or underserved communities.

     She disclosed that her tour of the constituency revealed that women needed to be empowered economically to be able to expand their businesses and the youth needed training to gain employable skills.

     She said education, especially for girls, remained a challenge and that her achievement as a young woman Parliamentarian would, in itself, be an inspiration to encourage the girls to go to school to change their situation and that of their families and communities as a whole.

     Mrs Asiamah Adjei is businesswoman, married with two daughters, and holds a Post-graduate Degree in Political Science and Psychology. She is currently pursuing a law programme.

     Mrs Asiamah Adjei, who is contesting the Parliamentary seat for the first time, beat two female contestants and the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mr William Boafo, at the primaries last year.

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