National Womens’ Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress has stated she won’t seek re-election.
Jemima Anita De-soso, a popular figure within the party, said in a statement, she wants to focus on her work as Deputy National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).
Anita began her political career as a serial caller and arose through the ranks as a ward women’s organiser, a constituency women’s organiser, a former national deputy propaganda secretary.
The outspoken leader once generated controversy after she diagnosed a curious cause for Ghana’s free-falling currency, saying the Cedi’s depreciation is caused by “juju and dwarfs”.
Read her statement below
I sincerely give all gratitude to Almighty God for His Omnipresence in my political career as the National Women’s Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). I thank H.E President John Dramani Mahama for my new appointment as the Deputy National Coordinator (DNC) of National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), his confidence in me and lastly all members and executives of the NDC party especially the Women’s Wing for their support over the years.
In light of the upcoming NDC National Women’s Conference, I wish to state that I will not contest hence I urge all hardworking and faithful women within the party to take the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and plans for bettering the conditions of our women and leading us into victory 2016. My main reason being that as DNC of NADMO, I would like to focus on my new job while ensuring that more women are given the opportunity to experience political leadership.
As National Women’s Organizer, the office have trained many women and increased their political leadership capacity with the support of organizations like Frederich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Foundation, Abantu For Development, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Women Academy For Africa (WAFA), Women International Democratic Federation (WIDF), SPD Denmark among others. I am grateful to them. My tenure has witnessed an increase in the number of female NDC parliamentarians from 5 in 2008 to 14 in 2012, a result of increase in women participation in politics and leadership as promised. Till date, my administration can reliably pride itself of 21 female District Chief Executives.
Several women organisers have received capacity training abroad in countries such as USA, UK, Brazil, India, China, Denmark, and Angola among others which accounts for increase representation of women in governance today.
I take credit not only for myself but all who have played diverse roles in these achievements as we are encouraged to work harder. I extend congratulations to all outgone women organizers and newly elected ones. I wish them the very best and urge them to remain dedicated to the social democratic course in ensuring victory for NDC 2016.
Forward ever. Long live Ghana. Long live NDC.
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