Accra, Feb. 27, GNA – Former Executive
Director of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Ghana), Ms. Gloria
Ofori-Boadu, aspiring to represent the chiefs and people of Abuakwa South
Constituency in Parliament, on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party
(NPP), is campaigning on job creation.
She said, “My vision is to team-up with
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make Abuakwa South a hub of economic
activities so that employment opportunities will be created for thousands of
people in the area.
“I am offering myself as someone who has
worked tirelessly for many years in the Abuakwa South Constituency to improve
the lot of people especially women and it is time to serve them in Parliament,”
she told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Accra.
Ms. Ofori-Boadu, who is the President of
Women’s Assistance and Business Association (WABA), said, it was time for the area
to be represented by a development-oriented personal.
The aspirant, a Gender and Human Rights
Advocate, said she will put in place a mechanism to involve the regional and
constituency officers to work closely with the constituents to understand the
progressive agenda of the NPP government.
“If elected, I will also create a consistent
and regular consultative platform to engage traditional and opinion leaders,
women and youth groups, vulnerable people, and other identifiable groups and
personalities to brainstorm on development initiatives,” she added.
She would collaborate with the Abuakwa South
Municipal Assembly and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and
Innovation to regulate small-scale mining in the constituency.
Ms. Ofori-Boadu, promised to create jobs for
her constituents through self-employment, Leadership and vocational (SELVOC)
skills training, when given the nod by the delegates’.
“I will promote the establishment of children
and youth libraries and employment centres. Where we will have reading clubs
and peer educators for disease prevention, health promotion, keep-fit exercises
and other positive programmes,” she added.
She would help to train and promote
environmentally-friendly and sustainable land reclamation and manage
small-scale mining for sustainable jobs.
She said her promises were feasible, since she
had been implementing similar initiatives in her own small way as a native of
Abuakwa South Constituency is in the Eastern
Region of Ghana and has had Mr. Samuel Atta-Akyea, as the incumbent Member of
Parliament since 2008.
Ms. Ofori-Boadu, a native of Akyem-Asafo, is a