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General News Tue, 17 Feb 2004

Only Women Can Save Ghana - NPP Women's Organiser

The Sunyani East Constituency's Women Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mrs. Victoria Owusu Kyeremaa has declared that, only women could redeem Ghana from its socio-economic and political woes.

According to her, the passion and compassion which nature vested in them, made women superior in character, potentials and capabilities to train, grow, implement and develop both human and material resources for social growth and sustenance.

Mrs. Kyeremaa made these comments at a symposium and inauguration of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP Women's Branch at the Sunyani Polytechnic in Sunyani.

She recounted the remarkable impact which female professors, educationists, medical professors, teachers and politicians had made on the developmental growth of the country.

According to her, despite all these successes chalked by women, they were relegated still to the back doors, could not compete with their male counterparts and were even afraid of vying for common political positions with men.

Mrs. Kyeremaa was however optimistic that, the empowerment of women at this stage of our political dispensation would provide them with the needed support and impetus to wrest political power in the nearest possible future.

The President of TESCON-NPP Brong Ahafo Regional Branch, Mr. Akwasi Afrifa Mensah appealed to the government, employers, universities and other stakeholders in education to critically examine and reconsider Polytechnic graduates on job placement and their academic progressions.

He lamented that, the Polytechnic graduates were marginalized, making them hopeless in their various courses because companies were reluctant to employ them, giving the priorities to university graduates rather.

This, he said, was hampering the chance of Polytechnic graduates in their efforts to contribute what they had studied to the development of this country.

Mr. Afrifa urged Ghanaians to desist from politicization of certain national issues, citing the Dagbon crisis, the vulture saga, petroleum prices among others, warning that such acts had the tendency of derailing the progress made in attempts to reach middle income status in the years ahead.

In all, over sixty (60) new young women were admitted into the TESCON as NPP members.

An aspiring MP for Asunafo in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr. Robert Sarfo Mensah said: "It is too late for NDC to come back to power, because Ghanaians have realized the sufferings in the NDC's regime."

He said the NDC was voted out in 2000 basically because of hardship, misrule, corruption, lies and human rights, to mention only a few.

The aspiring MP said, because of the NDC's inability to plan well for this nation, National Budgets were read three times in a year.

Mr. Sarfo described the government's policy as a process, not an event, adding that, it needed time and support.

He encouraged the TESCON to arm itself with the philosophy of the NPP government and win more souls for the party.

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