Take key decision-making positions.
Sunyani, March 15, 2023
Women and girls have been encouraged to always endeavor to take key decision-making positions in society to help promote equal representation of women and men in decision-making.
Mrs Safura Mohammed Suraj, a Chartered Professional Administrator and Management Consultant gave the encouragement at a maiden edition of ‘Women in Politics Initiative Seminar on Saturday in Sunyani.
The seminar was organized by MES Foundation at the University of Energy and Natural Resources to inspire young women to pursue careers in politics and other top position fields.
It was attended by Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister, Lawyer Charity Dwomoh, CEO of Women Uplifting Women and other high profile women in the Bono region.
Speaking on the theme, “Augmenting Women’s Political Participation in Ghana”, Mrs Suraj said women ought to have confidence in themselves and be self motivated to actively participate in politics and other key leadership positions in society.
She stated politics is not just about belonging to a particular political party, but rather the everyday decisions one make at home, school and work places as well as the ability to effect positive change when things are going wrong.
Mrs Suraj therefore called on women, particularly the youth to eschew the perception that politics is a male-dominated field.
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