Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system

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Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system

Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy.

“Legislative Quota Seat “, she explained, is a system that allocates specific percentage of parliamentary seats to women.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Sunyani, Mrs Prempeh regretted that women participation in politics continued to dwindle though they represented about 52 percent of the national population.

She called on Parliament to expedite action on the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill, which she noted would help create an enabling environment for gender equality and women empowerment in decision-making processes.


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