Accra, Feb. 27, GNA
– Former Executive Director of International Federation of Women Lawyers
(FIDA-Ghana), Ms Gloria Ofori-Boadu has scale-up her determination to represent
the chiefs and people of Abuakwa South Constituency in Parliament on New
Patriotic Party (NPP) ticket.
“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,” Ms Ofori-Boadu, a legal practitioner, told the Ghana
News Agency in an interview in Accra.
Ms Ofori-Boadu, who
is now the President of Women’s Assistance and Business Association (WABA),
said, “Now is the time for a development oriented personality to pick-up and
re-invigorate the legacy of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his
stewardship as a Parliamentarian for the Abuakwa South Constituency”.
Ms Ofori-Boadu, who
is also a Gender and Human Rights Advocate, said she will set-up 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,” Ms Ofori-Boadu said.
She said she would
collaborate with the Abuakwa South Municipal Assembly and the Ministry of
Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation for the professional certified
and regulated small-scale mining jobs.
“My vision is to
team-up with President 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”.
Ofori-Boadu, promised to create jobs for her constituents through
Self-employment, Leadership and Vocational (SELVOC) skills training, when
giving the nod by the delegates of the constituency.
“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.
Ms Ofori-Boadu said
when voted into office, she would train and promote environmentally friendly
and sustainable land reclamation and manage small-scale mining for sustainable
She said her
promises were feasible, since she had been implementing similar initiatives in
her own small ways as a native of the area.
Constituency is in the Eastern Region of Ghana and has Mr Samuel Atta-Kyea, as
the incumbent Member of Parliament since 2008.
According to a brief
profile made available to the GNA, Ms Ofori-Boadu is a legal practitioner at
GOB Law Consult and President of Women Assistance and Business Association
She is a native of
Akyem-Asafo, and the daughter of the late Sanaahene of Akyem-Asafo, Nana