Ghana: Capacity building workshop for Female Parliamentary Candidates opens in Akosombo

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Ghana: Capacity building workshop for Female Parliamentary Candidates opens in Akosombo

A four-day capacity building workshop organized for aspiring female parliamentary candidates in the country opened at Akosombo on Wednesday.

The workshop brought together aspiring female parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress, the New Patriotic Party, the Convention Peoples Party, the Progressive Peoples Party and the Peoples National Convention.

It was under the theme: “Strengthening the Capacity of Female Parliamentary Candidates for Election 2012,” and organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU).

Brigadier General Francis A. Agyemfra, Senior Fellow of the IEA, said Ghana’s population was dominated by women, who represented 51.2 per cent but were less than 10 per cent in the country’s Parliament.

He said the numbers of the female parliamentary aspirants were not encouraging and that the IEA sought to strengthen the participation of women in the governance of the country.

Read more at Vibe Ghana, published 12 September 2012.

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