Ghana Does Not Need A Male Vice President in 2021

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate for John Dramni Mahama of the NDC. 

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate for John Dramni Mahama of the NDC. 


Ghanaians are excited about the choice of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate for John Dramni Mahama of the NDC.

Women’s empowerment is one of the best and surest ways for Africa to change the narrative around the leadership of their nations, poverty and disease. Research shows that women accounted for 24.5% of leaders at the national level in 2019 globally and just 8% in 2013 and only 2% in presidential posts.

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Women have never had the opportunity to be elevated to such a top-level and this is the time for Ghana to give the second most important spot in this country’s leadership to a woman.

Women in leadership often bring a clear and compelling vision to the table and are concerned about the vulnerable (women, children, and the youth)

Current statistics on Africa show that 3 of Africa’s female vice-presidents are the most recent occupants of that post in Zambia, The Gambia, and Tanzania. Ghana as a beacon of democracy has the chance to write history by changing the status quo.

If Angela Merkel, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Theresa May, Hilda Heine, and Ana Brnabić are women at the top of leadership, then Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and women have a stake in decision making in Ghana.

We desperately need a female vice president who will bring the contribution of women a notch higher. Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang may be akin to Yaa Asantewaa of our time.

Gender-based organizations, women organizations, and women, in general, must embrace one of their kind. It is time to balance the men and women in leadership at the presidency.

Ghanaians have rejected Bawumia, and the NPP led by Nana Addo. The love and support so far is just amazing.

has praised the selection of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as a running mate for the NDC in the December 2020 polls.

A women group, Gratia Women of Substance Network, has given the NPP Communications Director Yaw Buaben Asamoa a 48-hour ultimatum to retract his comments about Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang or lose his seat.

His statement  “We can only conclude that the choice of Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman by Mr. John Dramani Mahama is a clear indication that he does not take the Ghanaian electorate seriously,” has been judged as wrong and disrespectful to women.

It is a fact that very often women hold limiting beliefs that stand in their own way to becoming leaders. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has changed the story for all Ghanaian women.

She has accepted the challenge and this must empower all women to look within, support her rise to the second-highest office of the land so that issues concerning the youth, women, and children will be given a motherly consideration.


Source: Wisdom Hammond – Leadership Expert





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