From uneducated hairdresser to parliament: MP for Akwatia in E/R narrates her story

From uneducated hairdresser to parliament: MP for Akwatia in E/R narrates her story

- Ama Sey, whose full name is Mercy Adu Gyamfi has narrated how she rose from being an uneducated hairdresser onto the floor of parliament

- Mercy Adu Gyamfi gained popularity when she beat the National Democratic Congress’ bigwig, Baba Jamal in the 2016 general election

- The form-4 leaver indicates that she had been mocked for her inability to speak English well but never gave up on the ambition

- According to Ama Sey, she wept the day she entered parliament because she was overwhelmed by the reality of her achievement

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Mercy Adu Gyamfi, also known as Ama Sey, has narrated how she rose to become a member of er parliament even with her limited level of education that people used to mock her with.

Adomonline.com reports that the MP told her rather powerful story in a recent interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme.

According to Ama Sey, she literally shed tears after entering the floor of Parliament because she never imagined it would be possible to have a person like herself reach that height.

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From uneducated hairdresser to parliament: MP for Akwatia in E/R narrates her story

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

In her own narration:

“I never imagined an illiterate like me will have such an opportunity so I cried when I entered Parliament".

The form-4 leaver gained popularity when she beat the National Democratic Congress’ bigwig, Baba Jamal in the 2016 general election.

It came to many as a surprise after the underdog and political neophyte thwarted the parliamentary ambition of Mr Jamal.

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Ama Sey says she has now realised the work in parliament goes beyond educational background adding that the people of Akwatia chose her because they believe she represents their best interests which are to champion the cause of her people and bring development to the area.

In another powerful report, a beautiful Ghanaian nurse by name Enam Honya Heikeens has had her beautiful black skin taken over by a skin condition called vitiligo which started when she was only seven.

In an interview with YEN.com.gh, Enam, who is also the director for Vitiligo Ghana Foundation, indicates that she now helps people to also fight against the stigma that people suffer due to their condition, mentioning that it has not been an easy journey at all.

Almost throughout her life, Enam has had to put up with people looking strangely at her and at worse, avoiding any form of contact with her as though she had a contagious disease like COVID-19.

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