Akufo-Addo Was Right Says Activist
Dr Tina Abrefa Gyan
A US-BASED Ghanaian female activist, Dr. Tina Abrefa Gyan,
has lauded President Nana Akufo-Addo for his recent bold call on women to push
to become more active in partisan politics and to be more influential.
According to her, she is not impressed about the current involvement
of women in partisan politics and other public activities, stressing the need
for women to adhere to the wise counsel of the president and act accordingly.
Dr. Gyan stated that it was about time that women started
to give more energy and also avail themselves for key public positions that
would enable them to occupy influential positions and take decisions to benefit
“To positively change the trajectory of women and families’
movement, more of our kind would have to be at the decision-making table. In
other words, we must prepare the menu or we will be on the menu”, she said.
Dr. Tina Gyan, who is also the first vice Chairperson of
the US branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), also added that “we need more
women to do politics or politics will do women”.
Speaking in an interview with the DAILY GUIDE, the activist
lambasted those who misconstrued the President’s recent gender parity statement
in Vancouver, Canada.
She said the President only stated the obvious, saying “I
am a woman and I am not satisfied about our involvement in politics and we need
to do more.”
According to her, President Akufo-Addo during his almost
four-decades in active politics and public life has proven beyond every
reasonable doubt that he is interested in the empowerment of women.
Dr. Abrefa said women could better champion the agenda of
women and so it was high time they pushed for more and stop depending on men to
fight for them.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi