Minister for children, gender and social protection, Ms. Otiko Djaba has answered critics who feel her looks are inappropriate for the office she holds and her societal status.
In an interview on Joy News, the minister describes her hairstyle as a "winning" hairstyle that makes her feel closer to the youth, with whom she regularly interacts with.
"When you ask me about my hair, you discriminate against me because I have the right to maintain my hairstyle, its not crazy, it's very African. People call me the swagger mama. They enjoy me because I am young at heart and when I hit the campuses they're happy," she defended.
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She added, "My hair style doesn't affect the price of kenkey, my hairstyle does not affect poverty, my hairstyle is a winning hairstyle, it encourages the young people. Ghana has about 65% of our population being the youth and being the the Swagger Mama I believe that I am the best person to engage the youth."
When Ms. Djaba was asked if she personally did not see anything wrong with the hairstyle, she said she believed it was a cheap political propaganda stint her opponents were promoting.
"It is the propaganda of my opponents; they wish they had my hairstyle, they wish their wives had my hairstyle. You have to be confident about how you look and I am very confident about how I look.