Mahama urges Parliament to pass Affirmative Action Bill

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama has bemoaned Parliament’s feet dragging approach towards passage of the Affirmative Action Bill.

The Former President says the bill has stayed too long in the House of legislatures and does not reflect commitment towards eliminating the marginalization of women.

The bill when passed will change the status-quo and incorporate women in key decision-making spaces in Ghana by ensuring a representation of at least 30% of women in public life.

John Mahama who was speaking during a courtesy call on the Wa Naa, Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, at his palace as part of his Building Ghana Tour of the Upper West Region said the next NDC administration, will consider it a priority and lobby Parliament.

” It is one of the bills that has remained in Parliament for the longest time and I am urging this Parliament to pass the Affirmative Action Bill. If they don’t, it will one of the first legislative items we push through under a new NDC government” he emphasized.
John Mahama, who days earlier outdoored a female, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as his Running Mate for the 2024 elections, added .. “When we empower our women, we are empowering ourselves. And so NDC is committed to making sure that we allow women the opportunity to also realize their full potential in life” he intimated.

John Mahama was accompanied by former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, Dr. Calistus Mahama, MPs, former Appointees and other party stalwarts.



By: Wisdom Hededzome/

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