I’m beside myself with joy knowing that a long held dream and vision shared by all and sundry and more especially, women in general, hoping to see one of their own ascends to the highest seat of the land, is becoming crystal clear by the day.
This world is no doubt a male dominated one with opportunities, space and chances for women to exhibit their true credentials and candor ,few and far between.
Ghana, Africa and the world at large have women in high places who are performing equally well and even in some cases performing much better than their male counterparts.
Some of these amazing personalities includes, Angela Merkel of Germany, Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand etc to mention but a few, who showed the world that there are competent and capable women who can show leadership during tough times. A case in point is the Covid-19 pandemic. These two world leaders exhibit leadership in their respective countries, that many of their male counterparts could only dream of.
In the financial world, we have the likes of Christine Lagarde who happens to the head of the European Central Bank. We also have Kristalina Georgieva heading The International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In Africa, we have women like Fatou Bensouda who is the chief prosecutor at the international criminal court, The Hague.
In the world of telecommunications, we have Uche Ofodile, The Chief executive officer for Vodafone Benin. We also have Patricia Obo-Nai as the head of Vodafone Ghana.
All these women are striving amazingly in their various spheres of endeavors and to debunk the notion that the place of a woman is the kitchen and that they can do great exploits when given the opportunity higher up the ladder.
It’s music to my ears and quite a sight to behold,to hear and see that the largest opposition political party in Ghana, The National Democratic Congress(NDC) have chosen a woman in the person of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang to be the Vice Presidential candidate to help the presidential candidate to wrestle power from the ruling party come December, 2020 and for the chance to become the second most powerful person in the country. Time will definitely tell whether this will become a reality or not but whatever the outcome will be, this day should and must be recorded in the annals of history.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is a well accomplished academia who has served in various capacities across the globe and as such has extensive experience and very knowledgeable in various fields in her almost seven(7) decades of existence.
May I be permit to express a little bit of a writer bias here.I’m of the opinion that, the good professor is competent enough and ready for the most demanding and difficult but very fulfilling and rewarding jobs in the world.
I entreat all women,whether small or great to see this as a huge achievement in their effort to break the glass ceiling and to stand up and be counted.
Congratulations Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang. Ghana, Africa and the world is proud of you.
Ayekoo!!! Ayekoo!!! Ayekoo!!!