General News of Thursday, 29 January 2015
The New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekufful has lashed out at political parties for failing to honour their promise of including more women in governance.
She said if the country wishes to develop, the inclusion of women in developmental issues should be strongly considered.
Speaking on Peace FMs’ morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, the MP said, “we cannot continue to develop our country with half of our human resource”.
“The men need women by their side. We have to walk the talk because women are important. Their role in national development cannot be underestimated.”
Their inclusion is essential otherwise “we have failed the commitment we made to the people of Ghana”, she added.
Every election year, political parties in the country make a commitment to increase female representation in parliament. But it seems this commitment has not been followed through.