The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Otiko Afisa Djaba has said that men in the opposition NDC criticise her hairstyle because they wish their wives had similar hairstyles.

In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM she said the backlash mainly from members of the NDC is because they wish they were in similar styles.

“It is the propaganda of the opposition. They wish they could have my hairstyle, they wish their wives could have my hairstyle.”

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She mentioned that the hairstyle she wears is her personal choice depending on how she feels and what she wants to portray.

“You have to be confident about how you look and I am very confident about how I look. And I’m ok with it. The day I want to wear a headscarf I will, if I want to change my hair it is my choice not because of somebody else’s.”

During her vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Otiko was asked by the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu about her hairstyle.

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Otiko who was wearing a headscarf that day responded that the hairstyle represented her emotions at the time.

After she was approved, she wore a similar hairstyle she had been wearing during the campaign to the swearing of herself and other approved ministers.

She has subsequently described the style as a winning hairstyle and also argued that "my hairstyle doesn't affect the price of Kenkey."