The National Women Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party, Kate Gyamfua, has asked Ghanaian women to lead the campaign in ensuring that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is retained in this year’s election.
This is because, according to her, women have been the ultimate beneficiaries of the President’s life-changing policies such as Free SHS, Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), restoration of teacher and nurse-trainees allowances, among others.
According to Ms Gyamfua, while almost every single home has had a touch of the President’s policies, women who, but for Nana Akufo-Addo becoming president, would have been suffering are those who have benefited the most.
“A lot of time, it is we women who sell our clothes for the kids to go to school; we are the ones who are deeply disturbed when the children are in school and hungry; we are the ones who feel uncomfortable when they graduate from school and are not working; it is our meagre working capital that suffers when our children are not feeling well,” she said.
Ms Gyamfua added: “While I am not ruling out the contributions of our men, when there is no food in the house or we see others going to school while our kids are home, we the women feel the emptiness and the pain the more. This is why we need to protect the Nana Akufo-Addo Free SHS, the NABCO, the allowances that are supporting our children with their feeding in schools and all that.”
Greater Accra campaign
Ms Gyamfua was speaking when she took her nationwide campaign tour to the Greater Accra Region. The NPP National Women Organiser, who spent seven days in the region, visited Sege, Ada, Awutu Senya East, Dome Kwabenya, Amasaman, among other constituencies.
Ms Gyamfua, as part of the tour, met with members of the NPP women wings in the various constituencies, members of the various volunteer groups, queen mother associations, market women and other identifiable women groups.
As part of the campaign, Ms Gyamfua led the various constituency women’s wings to embark on house-to-house campaigns in the various constituencies that she visited.
She used the opportunity to preach about the various achievements of the Akufo-Addo-led government to the people she interacted with.
Ms Gyamfua and her team further admonished the people to reject the “empty, incompetent, indecisive, corrupt and uncompassionate NDC by ensuring that they are kept perpetually in opposition to allow the NPP government to facilitate the accelerated development of Ghana.”
The various women volunteer groups that accompanied the NPP National Women Organiser also interacted with some tro-tro drivers, okada riders, passers-by, among others, urging them to vote massively for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and all NPP parliamentary candidates.
Meanwhile, the NPP National Women Organiser is expected to take her nationwide campaign tour to the Eastern Region in the coming weeks.
She was accompanied by other distinguished women in the party such as the Deputy National Women Organiser, Hajia Sawudatu Saeed; Greater Accra Women Organiser, Grace Acheampong; former Lower West Akyem MP, Gifty Klenam; Deputy National Communications Director, Joyce Zempare; a member of the Board of Directors of the National Youth Authority, Mariam Alhassan Yussif; a former Deputy National Youth Organiser, Hellen Kabukor; and the Greater Accra School Feeding Coordinator, Christiana Nkansah.