Monica Bakiva, a member of the NDC’s Regional Communication Team has put her name up for consideration as Deputy Women Organiser for the party in the Upper East Region.
Madam Bakiva, who was involved in the organisation of the election at the branch levels explained that, “it has been a success so far. We have moved from the branch and we have started with the constituency.”
She said this when she spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show in a recent interview.
Madam Bakiva, a first time contender, believes the time is right for her to step up her role in the NDC.
“I have been working for the party but I want to get involved fully. I used to be with the regional election directorate. We have been in charge of organising the branch election in collaboration with the constituency election directorate. When it comes to the regional election, the last four years, we were in charge.”
“I resigned from the regional election directorate because I am contesting for a position. I went for the women wing because I think the women need to be fully involved. They need to be educated on the current form of politics that is emerging. With me being a communicator, I think I would be able to communicate it down well to the women. I want them to be fully involved.”
While she believes her predecessor has played her role, Madam Bakiva believes it is time to step it up. She also hopes to have a fruitful relationship with the women organiser.
“When I get the nod, I won’t be working alone. I would not also just be working with whoever becomes the women organiser. I will be working together with all other executives to encourage more women to get involved in active politics.”
Beyond that, there will be skills training for the women to ensure that they enhance their livelihoods.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana