Ghana could soon have a female president – Akufo-Addo declares

Ghana could soon have a female president – Akufo-Addo declares

- President Akufo-Addo has stated that a woman could soon become president of Ghana

- He added that efforts are being made to ensure that half of the appointments in the world are given to women

- These statements formed part of his interaction with some people in Guyana

President Akufo-Addo has indicated that Ghana could soon have a woman as president of the country.

According to him, his administration has ensured that many women are appointed into important positions in his administration.

He added that Ghana is doing its best to ensure that half of all appointments in the country would soon be given to women.

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President Akufo-Addo passed these comments after deliberations with the president of Cooperative Republic of Guyana, David Granger.

Interacting with some Guyanese, Africans and people of African ancestry at a durbar held for Ghana’s delegation at Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, he stated that his Cabinet is made up of 26% women and 19% of Members of Parliament are women.

He went on to say there are very critical offices of state which were being occupied by women in his tenure, including the office of Chief Justice, although the office holder is the second woman to be appointed to that position.

He also noted that at the moment, the positions of Chief of Staff as well as the ministers of communications, foreign affairs and regional Integration, justice and attorney-general, local government, fisheries and aquaculture and sanitation and water rsesources are all women.

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