Nana Akosua Frimpomaa-Sarpong, the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Vice Presidential Candidate for Election 2012, on Tuesday congratulated Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman for her nomination as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Running Mate for Election 2020.
"Your nomination as Running Mate is another attestation of Ghana's democratic growth and a demonstration that affirmative action by gender advocates is yielding political dividend".
She commended former President John Dramani Mahama, the NDC Flagbearer, for taking a cue from the CPP to boldly nominate Prof Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate.
Nana Frimpomaa-Sarpong encouraged women to discard the notion that "politics is masculine.
These are fears that proponents against gender empowerment propagate to deter women and create space for masculine operation.
" She recounted that Ghana was one of the first countries to establish a national women's machinery in 1975 in response to the United National General Assembly Resolution and set-up the National Council on Women and Development, the machinery for the advancement of women in 1975.
Nana Frimpomaa-Sarpong, therefore, expressed conviction that after 63 years of political independence; "Ghana is ready for a woman in the Executive Arm of Government".