- Paulina Tangoba Abayage says women like her are battling loneliness because society perceived them to be influential
- The former Upper East Regional Minister and Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy said men are running from them because of the tag
- She sometimes relies on social media to escape her yearnings for companionship
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Former Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Tangoba Abayage, has claimed that women perceived to be ‘strong and successful are dying of loneliness.'
This is because men are scared to the marrow to approach such women, she stated on Starr Chat with Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr103.5FM.
“Some of the influential women in our communities are most times very lonely,” the former regional minister stated.
“Immediately they get home,” Abayage continued “loneliness creeps in, they always need attention and someone to talk to. They don’t get that because men are afraid to approach them.”
Abayage severed ties with her ex-husband in 2006. She said she uses social media to escape from her desire for companionship and loneliness.
“Most men are afraid to approach me because of my social status. I am always on social media whenever I feel lonely,” she stated.
Who is Paulina Tangoba Abayage
Abagaye is a Ghanaian diplomat and a member of the New Patriotic Party of Ghana.
She is Ghana's former ambassador to Italy.
Abagaye was the NPP parliamentary candidate for Navrongo Central during the 2020 general elections.
She was unsuccessful.
In an unrelated development on YEN.com.gh, Ghana’s former High Commissioner to South Africa proposed what he says is the surest way of ending illegal mining (galamsey) in the country.
According to HE George Ayisi Boateng, the only way to win the fight is by shooting to kill those found on illegal mining sites.
“…They should…shoot to kill the recalcitrant ones who have defied the government’s order and constantly engaging in illegal mining,” the former High Commissioner stated on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, monitored by YEN.com.gh.
He added: “These illegal miners who think they need money more than our fathers who used their blood to protect these natural resources are using all foul means to destroy the land and water bodies.”
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo endorsed the burning of excavators and other equipment confiscated at these mining sites.
He said on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, during the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the first phase of the ‘Law Village’ that the presence of ‘changfans’ in water bodies was illegal, as was the unlawful use of excavators in protected forest zones.
“The devastation caused by this equipment is nothing short of evil and we should not compromise in our efforts to protect our environment, forest reserves, and water bodies,” the president said.