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Politics Sun, 24 Aug 2008

Women told to be ambassadors of peace

Bolgatanga, August 24, GNA - Women have been called upon to be ambassadors of peace to ensure that this year's election was conducted in an atmosphere of peace devoid of trouble.

This was contained in a speech read by Mr Isaac Atasige, a party activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, wife of NPP presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Bolgatanga at a mini rally at the weekend.

It was organized by the campaign team of the party for the Association of Market women.

Mrs Akufo-Addo explained that as women they could play a very significant role in ensuring peaceful election in December by beginning to preach peaceful messages to their husbands and children about not doing things that would undermine the forthcoming election.

She explained that when it came to conflict and war, it was the women and children who suffered most and stressed the need for them to start preaching the peaceful messages now.

She noted that human beings came to meet politics and would leave politics behind hence there was no need to do anything to create confusion in the general election.

Mrs Akufo-Addo reiterated the need for women to vote for the NPP Government to enable it to continue to improve upon the living standards of Ghanaians.

She assured the women that their pertinent needs would be addressed when they renewed their mandate for the party. She asked the women to persuade their husbands and the youth to vote for the NPP to champion their cause.

Mrs Akuffo-Addo asked the women to re-examine the positive changes in their lives as compared to the previous governments and said there could be more positive improvements if they gave their mandate to the Party.

She cited examples where the gender gap had been improved as women were given more room to play leadership roles and loans to undertake businesses and said that would be improved if the party was retained in power.

Source: GNA