IWD: Stop propaganda against women in politics – Ofosu-Agyare

The Member of Parliament for Techiman North Constituency in the Bono East Region has spoken against the turbulence women in politics go through in the country.

Madam Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare said women who decide to enter into politics face a series of resistances from their male counterparts, including calling them names just to tarnish their reputations.

The former Minister of Tourism made the observations in an interview with 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Helen Appiah Ampofo as the world marks International Women’s Day.

She said “there is propaganda against women who enter into politics, where people tarnish the image of women”

“We have natural roles for men and natural roles for women but the road for a woman becoming a politician is not that easy where men make conscious efforts to tarnish their image. They call them all sorts of names, just to tarnish their image”.

He said “we should take steps to encourage women to take up those spaces because in parliament, we have as little as 40 out 275 MPs. It is very very poor. We cannot continue to pay lip service. We can make efforts to place good women in positions because not every woman can go for a political campaign”.

Madam Ofosu-Agyare noted that “we can get hundreds of women who are super competent for every field of endeavor …women of international standard…women who can stand the test of time in every filed”.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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