The Leadership of the African Women Lawyers Association has applauded the Leader and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) H.E John Dramani Mahama to have selected Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his ruining mate for the December 2020 polls.
According to the Association, the nomination of a female vice presidential candidate is a heartwarming news which prides its role in the forefront of gender advocacy and empowerment.
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In a statement issued by the Executive Director of the African Women Lawyers Association Edna Kuma, they have also congratulated Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang for accepting John Dramani Mahama’s nomination into such a high political office.
Read below the Association’s full statement.
The African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) wishes to congratulate Professor Naana Jane Opoku – Agyemang on her nomination and acceptance as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress.
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Indeed her nomination and acceptance of this respectable position, is heartwarming news to AWLA, which prides its role in the forefront of gender advocacy and empowerment and has always stood for the inclusion of women at the highest level of decision-making especially in politics. Women’s participation in politics helps advance gender equality and impacts positively on the development and implementation of a range of policy prescriptions.
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It is in this light that AWLA welcomes this nomination and also sends its best wishes to the Professor. It is our hope that she will embrace this opportunity and deliver on her roles and responsibilities as Vice – Presidential Candidate as she has shown in other areas of her professional and political life. This will indeed set the pace for a monumental increase in the rate of women representation in Politics in Ghana, Africa and Beyond.