The British High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Iain Walker has bemoaned the low representation of women in Ghana’s elections wondering when this trend could be reversed.
He underscored the significance of women in the contribution of national development expressing hope that in subsequent elections the number could increase from the current 13%.
Speaking in a yet to be aired interview on 21 Minutes with KKB monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Mr. Walker said “If you look at the number of candidates in this Election that are female, I think it’s 13% so whiles we live in an inclusive society in many ways, there are more than 13% of the population that is female. My understanding is it’s close to 50%”
He appealed for support for women in order to enable them come into the political limelight in future contests reiterating their significance in the advancement of democracy.
“‘And I think the question not for me to answer but for Ghana to answer is why is that representation so low? If not for this election, the next election, what stops them from coming into the election? It’s not about tokenism. It’s about saying that women have an essential role in society. Ghana knows that, knows that and lives that. It’s about helping many more come into the picture. It’s not just about politics, it’s about boardrooms, it’s about business. It’s about diplomacy,” he said.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020