More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana

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More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana

The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes.

Mrs Theodora Williams Anti, FOSDA Programme Officer said the participation of more women in politics and the decision-making process with their male counter parts would provide a balance that more accurately reflects the composition of society and is needed in order to strengthen democracy and promote its proper functioning.

She said although women constitute 51 per cent of Ghana’s population, currently they account for less than 10 per cent of people in public office and only eight per cent of Parliamentarians.

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