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CHANGING THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF AFRICA — How far can women go? As Jane OPOKU-AGYEMANG emerges running mate to Ghana’s presidential aspirant – Mahama


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‘’There is no country in the world where girls and women have equal opportunities to boys and men. ‘’Take a stand for a world where # She is Equal. – GLOBAL CITIZENS Men are naturally selfish: This is not to say that we should behave badly to those we love, but that we should care less about anyone or anything draining or needlessly time-consuming. This attitude goes against almost every woman’s instinct. I’ve noticed that men, like my husband, are much less likely to worry about how their actions will impact others, while women are often preoccupied with how others will judge them. — Alexandra Reinwarth It is an honour to have been selected for the Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership. By choice, I have led a life of service and sacrifice on behalf of the Liberian people, and I will remain forever grateful to them for the privilege to serve. — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Johnson How well can African women go on the political turf even with the global campaign for gender equality and political relevance championed by the United Nations through the UN Women and associations with similar objectives? Will men and the society allow women ascend the political thrones on a platter of gold? How long will it take international statutes and regulations to work in Africa? Is it possible to witness reversal of roles such that women would ask men to dance at political rallies while women take over the drivers’ seat?  Will the current wind blowing in Ghana move into other African nations so women would be granted better bargaining powers? Time will tell. Former President John Dramani Mahama has chosen a woman as Vice-Presidential candidate for the upcoming Ghanaian presidential election slated for December 7, 2020. The candidate is Ghana’s, former Minister for Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang who has a track record in educational administration and political governance.  The duo will run on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mahama’s choice is viewed as a strategic initiative designed to smoothen his path back to Ghana’s presidency in his bid to reclaim the top seat he once occupied before being dislodged by the incumbent.  Mahama, in his announcement described Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as a “distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant and a role model. Opoku-Agyemang served as Ghana’s education minister between 2013 and 2017 under Mahama’s presidency. She has also served…

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