Ghanaian women must be ambitious and be motivated by Kamala Harris’ political success—Naana Opoku-Agyemang
The running mate of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has stated that the victory of United States of America (USA) Democrat flagbearer, Joe Biden and his female vice was a motivation to women to aspire to higher height in life.
According to her, the upcoming female vice president of US, Kamala Harris was an indication that women were backbone to success and have upper hand if they move beyond their boundaries to aspire for greater positions.
Speaking in a media interview in Accra on Monday, Prof Opoku-Agyemang noted that most women always shut the doors of opportunities in their own faces and urged them to embrace opportunities.
She explained that Ghana has reached a point where a woman has to pick up economic, social and political roles to drive the developmental agenda of the country.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang stated that women were symbol of Hope in their communities and families and they had to relish the opportunity to bring the hope to the people of the country.
She indicated the NDC party as democratic party was working around the clock to make good use of the ability of women to craft and weave the country to provide hope for all.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang encouraged Ghanaians to take a cue from US just ended elections to create opportunities for women and to inspire women to do more to bridge gender gap in the country’s politics.
Touching on women who have gained greater height in their countries to contribute their quota in nation building she cited Kamala Harris, Indira Gandhi among others and urged Ghanaians to vote for the NDC to feel the feminine hand in building a strong nation.
“Just like once upon a time you felt happy for the Indira Gandhi’s and you know all the women who choose to lead their countries or to support the leadership of their countries, I feel happy”
“And as I said in my acceptance speech, [it] is not so much about you, but it’s about what it signifies.
“I was very happy to listen to her speech and she echoed something similar. So it gives hope, it shows people not to shut the doors in their own faces too long,” Prof Opoku-Agyemang added.
She advised women to soldier on and take advantage of their unique abilities to aspire for more in life.
“I mean too early in their lives, but recognise that they can soldier on, it doesn’t matter where you enter. But just knowing that there are possibilities, there is a big plus,” Prof Opoku-Agyemang added.
Kamara Harris, the running mate of Joe Biden polled 290 electoral college votes and are the elected 46th executives to rule America.