Don’t be intimidated by insults from men, get involved in governance – Joyce Zampare urges women

National women’s organizer aspirant for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Joyce Zampare has urged women to be bold and get involved in governance[/caption] National women’s organizer aspirant for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Joyce Zampare has urged women to be bold and get involved in governance. According to her, women should not be intimidated by insults and name calling from their male opponents. Speaking to TV3, Joyce Zampare said the criticisms and insults especially from male opponents should not prevent women from making their contribution to the country’s political dispensation. “We live in a world where no matter what you do  you can never please all, you only need to please yourself, make sure whatever you are determined to achieve, you make it happen and you prove to the world this is what I had in mind to achieve and I made it”, she said. There have been several concerns about how Ghana’s political environment makes it difficult for women to get involved in politics, because the whole democratic system is dominated mostly by men. She bemoaned the dwindling numbers in women in politics citing among other constituencies, the Aburi-Nsawam constituency that were previously held by women. She decried   “What happened, today all these women are no more there, all the spaces have been filled by men, instead of us improving upon it, we are rather declining”. Joyce Zampare who is also the immediate past Greater Accra regional women’s organizer of the NPP said, although there have been progress made by various political parties to get more women involved in politics, there is still a lot more that can be done. She also hopes to see more women contest for national executive positions such as Chairman, General Secretary rather than just contesting for women’s organizers.

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By Mercydalyne Lokko|3news.com|Ghana]]>