Manasseh defends Akufo-Addo over comments on women


Multimedia investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has mounted a spirited defence for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over his comments about women at the Women Deliver Conference in Canada.

President Akufo-Addo came under intense attack after he was reported to have said despite the fact majority of the country’s population are women not much political action had been witnessed in their push for greater inclusion in Ghana’s political administration.

“We are not seeing enough dynamism and activism on the part of those who are seeking. I am talking about dynamism where it matters…electing people to Parliament, controlling political parties because they are the instruments by which our societies make decisions.

“We are talking about decisions, not wishes and hopes, we are talking about decisions that are going to make the difference,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Manasseh in a Facebook post sighted by said the president committed no crime in his comments arguing that the bar should not be lowered for women by allocating a quota system for them in politics or leadership.

“Asking for a quota system is wrong. The bar should not be lowered for women. Instead, we should clear the hurdles in the running tracks of women so they can compete freely and fairly. Ursula Owusu Ekuful should be respected in parliament just like any other male MP because, like them, she contested and won on merit. She was not allocated a seat in the house because of her vagina.

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