Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development has stated that passing the Affirmative Action law is the right way for the country to ensure gender parity in its governance.
According to him, it is through the Affirmative law that quotas would be given specifically to women to be managers of positions in parliament to close the gap of fewer women in the political space and vital governance positions.
The astute politician made this statement in an interview on Freedom Radio’s ‘’YƐN MAN’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng.
He shared his opinion on the announcement of the Metropolitan, Municipal, District Chief Executive(MMDCE’s) list issued by the local government Ministry yesterday at a press conference.
Out of 260 nominees,38 nominees were females and 222 were males, most people believe that there is no balance in ratio with regards to gender.
‘’We all wish the affirmative action law will be passed so that quota will be given to women, because the President has even stated that there are most positions he would have a wish to see women, however for some reasons women did not show up and while for some places the names of a woman came up but the male dominance overpowered them’’ he stated.
Mr Amoah indicated that women mostly complain of politics not being good for them, however, one thing we should all understand is that women can also support the development of the country, indicating that ‘’I believe that women are the best managers’’.
Expressing that, the current ratio for gender parity in the MMDCE’s list was not all that satisfactory when it comes to governance, in general, there are a lot of women and that is the vision of the President that more women should come and support his government, however ‘’ going forward, we hoping that more women will come on board’’
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com