Ghanaians Should Elect A Female President If We Want Economic Growth – Akorfa Edjeani

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Veteran Ghanaian actress Akorfa Edjeani has said women would make Ghana great again if given the chance.

The 51-year-old actress believes a woman would be a good leader for Ghana should one be elected as president.

Speaking to Eddie Ray on Kasapa Entertainment on Kasapa 102.5Fm, Akorfa Edjeani disclosed that women are natural born leaders who are good at managing the affairs of a company.

Her comment is based on the recent appointment of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as the running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

After Prof Agyemang’s appointment, the likes of Chairman Wontumi discredited her and called her incompetent. He added that Prof. Agyemang was not fit for the position she was given.

But the President of Women in Film and Television (WIFT Ghana) said that she isn’t surprised at those discrediting Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as the running mate of John Mahama.

“I’m surprised at those attacking Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang saying she isn’t the best choice to be appointed Mahama’s running mate.

“If it is about serving, women are chosen for that task so why run this great woman down. Most of the hard decisions are taken by women and not men. I don’t know why women are rejected when they get the opportunity to serve as government officials. Most women are managers of the house.

“Mahama appointing a woman as a running mate is just a preliminary. A woman should be the president of Ghana.” She stated.

When asked what she can offer if any government in power gives her the opportunity to serve or give a bit of advice to help restructure the creative arts sector, Ms Edjeani said;

“I will advise the government to establish a separate Ministry for Creative Arts. Tourism sector gets more support than Creative Arts so it will be of importance if a new Ministry is set up for it. Successive Governments have bullied the Arts sector for so long. Formerly, Arts and Culture was added to the Information Ministry and Sports Ministry.

“I think successive governments didn’t know the importance of Arts and Culture that is why even now it has been added to Tourism. Arts sector should be a Ministry on its own so it can function effectively.

“If the foundation of your building is weak, the building will certainly collapse in no time. I’ll also advise the Government to resource the National Commission on Culture to make it more efficient and effective.” Akofa noted.

 

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