The Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Hon Helen Adjoa Ntoso has, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebration, congratulated all-female Members of Parliament for the work they are doing.
According to her, Ghanaian women have over the years have proven to be better managers than men.
Hon Ntoso who is the Ranking Member of the Gender and Children Committee of Parliament was contributing to a statement on the floor of parliament on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
While eulogizing women in the country, the Krachi West lawmaker said the country would not be going through the economic mess the people are witnessing at the moment if the Finance Minister had been a woman.
“Mr. Speaker, I dare to say that when women are in position, they do better than the men. I also dare to say that if the Finance Minister were a woman we will not find ourselves in this situation that we find ourselves in.
“In short, what I am sayings is that women, we can perform, we can do better at all times when we are put in certain positions. So in the next NDC government, I am advocating that the Defense Minister should be a woman, the Minister for the Interior should be a woman, the Finance Minister should be a woman so that Ghana will move forward in the right direction.
“As we celebrate International Women’s day I will like to take this opportunity to salute the forty women in Parliament who out of all odds have fought very hard to be the representatives of the people,” she said.
Statistically, Hon Ntoso said Ghana is lacking behind in terms of women’s representation in key decision-making positions and called for a concerted effort to promote women’s representation.
March 8 has been dedicated by the UN as International Women’s Day, devoted to celebrating the achievements of women and seeking gender equality.
The theme for this year is #BreaktheBias – and campaigners are urging people to call out gender stereotyping and discrimination when they see it.
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