I will reshape economic profile of South-Dayi-Candidate

Tongor-Dzemeni (V/R), Nov 09, GNA – Mrs Bertha Ansah-Djan, a candidate in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) impending parliamentary primary in the South-Dayi Constituency Sunday said she was poised to reshape the economic profile of the area if selected.

She said that impetus emanates from the social democratic tenets of the NDC and her background as an entrepreneur and a midwife.

Mrs Ansah-Djan was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of the launch of her campaign at Tongor-Dzemeni.

She said she will facilitate an agriculture-led private business upturn that should connect the people better to the resources of the guinea savannah woodlands, semi-deciduous forest and the Volta Lake.

‘I look at faces and I see jobs which the ordinary eye cannot see,’ said Mrs Ansah-Djan, who is in the race with four others.

‘Mine is going to be an entrepreneurial approach to development,’ she added.

Mrs Ansah-Djan said her training as a nurse should promote maternal and child health, increase access to preventive and curative health services.

She said the resources of the Constituency did not reflect the rather low incomes of the people.

Mrs Ansah-Djan told the well-attended campaign launch later that she will facilitate the modernization of the popular Tongor-Dzemeni and Kpeve markets and also the Peki market.

To the question if her gender was noteworthy for the race, she said it was statistically significant. ‘Two decades and over of male representation has not brought our people much and so logically they must try a woman,’ Mr Ansah-Djan stated.

On the issue of other contestants listing numerous projects to their credit, she said the veracity of those claims and relevance would be decided by the people of South-Dayi.

Esinam Ahiadorme, Programme Officer, Women in Law and Development (WiLDAF) said it was important that Ghanaians gave more political positions to women.

She said WiLDAF was not for NDC and also not for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) but for women and will support any woman of merit.

Other contestants in the South-Dayi race are Simon Edem Asimah, incumbent, seeking the third bid, Nelson Rockson Dafeamekpor, a Lawyer, Joyce Owusu-Adugu, and Frank Kofi Dei.


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