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A Win For Nana Konadu Will Be A Win For The Country

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 4, 2011

By RAS MUBARAK

“Margaret Thatcher wasn’t of my politics, obviously, but I remember my dad was a really strong conservative and in the 1970s, I remember him telling me, ‘there is no way the British people are going to elect a woman as Prime Minister’. She won three elections. “People are less prejudiced than you ever think they are, they’re more sensible and more modern and more understanding and it should be the best person for the job, irrespective of race, irrespective of gender, irrespective of anything else.” – Tony Blair.

Women are more than half the population of Ghana. So it perfectly makes sense to have a woman at the top executive job – it is democratic. And not just Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings as Commander-In-Chief, but more women into top civil service jobs.

Aside the fact this, Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is as qualified as any politician – male or female to lead the country. Her winning the ruling party’s primaries would be a very good thing for our women, for equality and for our democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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