Nana Addo’s Volta Hall ‘Bottoms’ Stirs Rage


    A loose reference by Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to the Volta Hall, the all female hall at Ghana’s premier University of Ghana, as a sex joint for sexually active male student on campus, has stirred disquiet among a section of the female population in the country.
    Observers say they are not only horrified by the derogatory comments about the female hall by Akufo-Addo, but also by his sexist remarks, which deepen the stereotype of Ghanaian women as sex symbols.
    In a tribe to the late hon. Theresa Amerley Tagoe, the former NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South Constituency, Akufo-Addo referred to Volta Hall as “the cynosure of all healthy young males at Legon.” Akufo-Addo continued in his tribute that “it was during our time at Legon that, for the rest of her life, I came to call her “Bottoms” as against the family familiar “TT”.
    The origin of the nickname will continue to remain confidential between us!” Meanwhile, the mere mention of confidentialities between Akufo-Addo and Theresa Tagoe’s “bottoms” seems to have stirred interest into what exactly is the story line behind the “bottoms”.
    Insiders say that they cannot comprehend how and why Akufo Addo thought of those horrifying references, especially in tribute, which one is expected to honour the memory of the dead. Theresa Tagoe was MP of the Ablekuma South Constituency from 1993 till she voluntarily retired from parliamentary service.