Women’s Organizer positions 'unnecessary' - Eva Lokko
2012 Vice Presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Eva Lokko has called on various public institutions, especially political parties, to do away with national women organizer positions because they are unnecessary.
Ms. Lokko believes these positions are offered to women to buy them off and sideline women in general.
“I will call on the organizations to scrap this position and if I have my way, I will tell women not to go for it,” she said.
The former GBC Director was speaking as an expert panelist at a Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) organized forum for women.
Ms. Lokko challenged women to ignore criticisms and aim for the ultimate in every sphere of society.
"When I tried to enter politics, they told me they would insult me but I said if they insult men and they become presidents, then I prefer to be insulted to become president”.
The forum, themed: ‘Media and women’s participation in Public discourse in Ghana’ brought together several experts in women advocacy aimed at finding solutions to the seeming shortage of women in public discourse.
Attendees included the women’s organizers in the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Otiko Afisa Djaba and Anita De Sooso respectively.
Also in attendance were Dzifa Bampoh, News Editor at Joy FM, and Executive Director of NGO Abantu for Development, Dr. Rose Mensah Kutin.