Women must participate in local governance to tackle their issues


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By
Edward Williams, GNA

Akpafu (O/R), Dec.
11, GNA – Madam Janet Adade, a farmer and aspiring Assembly Member for Akpafu
Odomi in the Jasikan District of the Oti Region has called on women to
participate in local governance to help tackle issues affecting women in the
electoral areas.

She said local
governance was largely about issues affecting women like sanitation and water
challenges hence necessary that women were involved in decision making at that
level.

Madam Adade said
this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and appealed to the
electorate in her area to give her the nod. 

She noted that the
were some issues concerning women that required their maximum input in decision
making and implementation of policies, adding that “it is only women who
can talk about their problems and challenges.”

Madam Adade said if
elected, she would tackle the educational needs of the community by liaising
with various committees in charge of education to make sure teachers were sent
to schools that needed them.

She said she would
work with the District Health Directorate to lobby for health staff and
resources for the community health centre.

Madam Adade said she
would support rice farmers especially women farming groups by lobbying for the
provision of rice processing machinery to enable them process all their produce
to generate more income and employ other young women in the community.

She promised to
ensure improvement in sanitation through the organisation of frequent communal
works and added that more schools would be rolled on to the School Feeding
programme.

Madam Adade said
lack of resources, support from fellow women as well as derogatory comments
from some community members were affecting her campaign and called on
governance institutions and non-governmental organisations to empower women
aspirants and encourage them to local governance.

GNA


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