Upper East Regional Women’s Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Georgina Ayamba has said considering government’s performance on its pro-poor policies and its track record, it behooves on women in the Upper East Region and other parts of the country to retain the government to continue with its good policies.
Speaking at the party’s women’s conference held in Bolgatanga, Madam Ayamba advised the women in the region not to vote for the opposition NDC in the coming elections. According to her a vote for the NDC is a vote for hardship.
She said, “It behooves on us as women in the Upper East Region to retain NPP government to continue its good policies.”
According to the women’s Organizer, under the watch of governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), over Eight Hundred women caterers have been employed to provide meals for pupils of basic schools in the Upper East Region under the Ghana School Feeding programme.
“This has improved the livelihoods of these women; they can now earn some income to cater for their wards and families and as well reducing the migration of women to the south to seek greener pastures”. She stressed
She further pointed out that as at July 2019, a total of 28,626 women farmers had benefited from government’s Planting for Food and Jobs Programme (PFJP) to boost food security and generate sustainable income for the women.
On one of the government flagship policies of One District One Warehouse, Madam Ayamba said when completed , it will address post-harvest losses, which are usually associated with women small holder farmers.
She also said, “Over 5000 women in the 15 constituencies have received loan disbursement to engage in small and medium enterprises under MASLOC and under LEAP. Vulnerable aged people with severe disabilities and pregnant women in over 30,000 households have also been given their monthly stipends”.
Madam Ayamba in her speech also expressed satisfaction with the 50 ambulances out 275 ambulances that have arrived under the government’s One-Constituency-One –Ambulance project. According to her, the region recorded 19 maternal deaths in the mid-year of 2019 due to lack of ambulances.
While advising women in the region and women of the governing NPP in particular not to vote for NDC in the coming elections, because according to her, a vote for NDC is a vote for insensitivity, hardship, government without a vision for the country, she further encouraged her fellow party women interested in contesting the upcoming assembly elections should do so because they will be given the needed supported from the fellow women.
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