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Low Women Representation Imped Accelerated Development – Foundation

Odomase, March 22, 2022

Mrs. Karikari, G2 Foundation CEO

Female dominance in all spheres of endeavors has potential to increase credible and reliable human resources to accelerate Ghana’s socio-economic transformation.

Women improve best practices and sense of patriotism in all spheres of endeavors to promote good governance and contribute to global economic growth and development.

Mrs. Gifty Nyarko Karikari, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the G2 Foundation, a charity organization for welfare of women, Persons With Disabilities and vulnerable, spoked in an interview at Odomase, the Sunyani West Municipal capital. 

She stated “women are capable, the country must give them the opportunity with capacity building” because low women representation would impede accelerated development, particularly in African countries.

Referring to the current Ghana population and housing census data, Mrs. Karikari said there was a higher percentage of women than men which shows available workforce for the country, therefore when women and girls are given the chance with capacity building, holistic development could thrive massively.

Mrs. Karikari cited some women have risen to higher Political, Education, Judicial Services, agricultural, trade, engineering and economic management positions and adequately performing impressively.

In that regard, she emphasized women should not only be recognized as gifted home managers, but builders of strong institutions and communities, therefore must be given the chance to fully participate in policy making and implementation.

Mrs. Karikari said the 2022 International Women’s Day on the theme: “Gender Equality Today for Sustainable Tomorrow, Break the Bias” advocates for more female involvement while recognizing economic, political and social contribution of women Worldwide.

Hence, Mrs. Karikari urged women not to downplay their potential, but take responsibility to assume key leadership roles and positions.

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