I want to break the male dominance in Ho Central - NPP aspirant

By Kingsley Attitsogbui II Contributor
NPP Millicent Nana Yaa Sokro
Millicent Nana Yaa Sokro

A Parliamentary Candidate hopeful on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Millicent Nana Yaa Sokro, has said she wants to break the long male Member of Parliament dominance in the Ho Central constituency.

According to her, she is a grassroot woman who can help break the male dominance in the political history of the Ho Central Constituency since the inception of the fourth republic in 1992.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, 25th July, 2023, days after she picked the nomination for to contest, she said, is a privilege for her and all women in society.

"It is a privileged and honour to have women representatives in active politics in changing the narrative, as a female coming into the race to contest the parliamentary primaries in the Ho Central Constituency, I think is a privilege because since 1992, no woman has contested this position before especially in a male dominated constituency like the Ho Central. I am coming in to break the male dominance so women can also have a voice," she said.

She declared that she represents the 'can do spirit' in women in the Ho Central Constituency through human resource development.

'When you are self-reliant, you can effectively contribute your quota to the development of the nation," she stressed.

She believes it is time for women to rise to leadership positions to better manage the affairs of the nation and ensure equitable distribution of the national cake to all areas for sustainable growth and development.

According to her, programs such as Health Life Projects, Agriculture Development, Local Business Drive, Women Empowerment Programs, and Teachers Award Scheme among others will be initiated to better the lives of the constituents.

Nana Yaa, who hails from Akoefe Gadza, in the Ho Central municipality, calls on party faithfuls to rally behind her for the NPP to snatch the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 general elections.

She bemoaned the male-female ratio in Ghana's Parliament as not representing enough indicating that out of the 275 Members of Parliament, only 40 of them are women. It comprises Twenty (20) from the majority and twenty (20) from the minority.

The New Patriotic Party has opened nominations in all orphan constituencies in the country from Tuesday July 11 to Thursday, August 10, 2023 for all eligible party members who have the interest to contest the Parliamentary Primaries to pick forms accordingly.