The Partners of the “We Know Politics Project”: WiLDAF Ghana, FIDA Ghana, Gender Centre and The Hunger Project – Ghana extend their deepest congratulations to Samia Nkrumah, Susan Adu-Amankwa, Rodaline Ayana, Mary Ankuma Boakye-Boateng for winning unprecedented the four most important positions of National Chairperson, First Vice Chairperson, Second Chairperson and the National Women’s Organiser respectively of the CPP.
Your victory on 10th September 2011 is not by accident but through your hard work over the years. Hon. Samia Nkrumah’s position as the only CPP Member of Parliament, Susan Adu-Amankwah as the immediate past Greater Accra Regional Chairperson of the CPP and the indelible marks you made in those positions respectively have been appreciated by your party members. Samia Nkrumah made history as the first woman to hold such a high office in the political history of Ghana’s democratic dispensation.
Your victory, we believe, will give hope to many Ghanaian women who have the ambition to contest any executive position, Presidential or Parliamentary primaries on the ticket of political parties.
We are also very positive that you will not be complacent but will work hard to achieve even greater heights and serve as a role model not only to Ghanaian women but women across Africa and the whole world.
We also congratulate Madam Araba Bentsil, Hajia Hamdatu (former National Women’s Organiser), Ms Evelyn Alamisi Anabilla, Madam Aishai Sulley Futah for being bold to contest for various positions at the Congress. You will surely have your place in the Executive position of the party or even hold higher stewardships in years to come.
We use this opportunity to call on other political parties to have confidence in their women and to vote massively for them when they present themselves as candidates for parliamentary and presidential primaries or executive positions.
Frank Wilson Bodza
Programme Manager for Governance (WiLDAF Ghana)
020 9211 931 / 0302 768 349
On behalf of:
The Hunger Project
Dated: 12th September 2011