A/R: Trade Groups Urge Dr. Bawumia To Choose Woman From Ashanti Region As Running Mate

Twenty-six (26) women trade groups from the Ashanti, Bono, and Ahafo Regions have urged flagbearer of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia to consider the selection of a woman as running mate ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

They said this will ensure greater female representation in Ghana’s governance structures and further encourage more women participation in the country’s political space.

They bemoaned the underrepresentation of women in the country’s governance structure and political scene.

Expressing the need for gender equality in political leadership, the women trade groups emphasized that the inclusion of women in key positions is crucial for women empowerment and national development.

They thus urged Dr. Bawumia to select a woman who is also from the Ashanti Region to partner him in the 2024 general elections.

Addressing the press at the Racecourse Market, they highlighted the positive impact of having a woman in such positions, serving as a beacon of hope for young women, and promoting gender inclusivity in politics.

‘’We are urging Dr. Bawumia to select a female running mate from the Ashanti Region. A female vice president will fight for the welfare of Ghanaian women and ensure that our interests are represented in all spheres of life.’’

‘"He should choose a female running mate as the NDC has done, else we’ll be compelled to vote for the NDC in the December elections’’, they warned.