As the 2014 District Assembly Elections draws nearer, the Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC), a Non Governmental Organization working to promote good governance and community development in the Upper East Region has called for the involvement of women in local governance.
At a day’s sensitization workshop held over the weekend for members of the Coalition of NGOs in Local Governance, it was made known that women in the Upper East Region as well as other parts of the country are not always courageous enough to take up leadership positions.
Some current and aspiring assembly women said financial constraints often hinder some women from contesting in district Assembly Elections.
Bawku Municipal Director for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Hakeem Suleman emphasized the need for government to include women in decision-making since women constitute the greater population of the country.
By: Joshua Asaah | A1radioonline.com | Ghana