What does a female President or Vice President mean to the girl child in Ghana?
It means a lot.
Generally, it means the same thing that the male Presidents and Vice Presidents have meant and still mean to our boy children: a role model they can identify with through gender and physique, a source of hope and inspiration that they can also become top leaders when they work hard and are diligent, and a symbol of possibility that a dream to lead Ghana or an organization is not just a series of thoughts recurring in their sleep but something that can become real.
This is partly why the appointment of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as Running Mate to the National Democratic Congress's (NDC) Flag Bearer, Mr John Dramani Mahama, for the 2020 December polls, should mean more than just another historic feat in our democratic and human capital development journeys.
Despite our unparalleled feats in the area of democracy and sociopolitical stability, Ghana is yet to break the proverbial glass ceiling that will allow a woman to occupy the highest or the second highest positions of the land -- the President or the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.
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