Women's Coalition angry with Nana Addo over appointments

A women empowerment group, the Coalition of Women Organisers of Ghana, has expressed disbelief and disappointment in the gender imbalance of President Akufo-Addo's ministerial appointments.

President Akufo-Addo

They said the president's appointments have been unfavorable to women in the country.

In a statement issued by the Coalition on Thursday, 28 February 2019 signed by its Acting Chairperson, Janet Nabla, expressed the group’s reservations about the gender imbalance being “perpetuated” by the president with his latest appointment of 14 ministers and deputies for the six newly-created regions and the Bono Region (previously the Brong Ahafo Region) in the country.

The Coalition said it has always taken note of “the failure of the president to meet the mantra of gender balance that the president and the governing New Patriotic Party trumpeted during the campaign leading to their election into office.”


The group added: “It is quite disheartening to note that a president who has been honoured by the African Union as a gender-sensitive personality, does not find it prudent to include even a single female on the list of twelve ministerial appointees. Is the president telling this nation that none of our Ghanaian women meets his criteria/qualification for appointment into these offices?

“The Coalition does not mince words in expressing its disappointment in the president for his failure to walk the talk of gender balance and gender sensitivity that was at the heart of his campaign message that led to his election into the high office of the president of the nation”, the Coalition said.


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