The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has urged the women wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party to work to ensure Ghanaians give deaf ear to people who because of their selfish ambition distort the truth and misinform the public against the changes and impact this government has brought to them.
She reiterated that there has been a significant changes since president Akufo-Addo and his government took over the affairs of this country, adding that the changes have put Ghana on a path of sustainable development.
Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo made the expression at the maiden national women conference at Sekondi College in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis of the western region.
The conference was on the theme: “NPP Women On The Move For Victory 2020” and was aimed at mobilising, equipping and unifying the women wing at the grassroots level for victory in 2020 and beyond.
The First Lady, stressed that despite all the positive strides this government has made to put the country on moving, there are people who have refused to appreciate it but are bent on misinforming and deceiving Ghanaians to achieve their I’ll interests.
She advised the women not to allow those people whose agenda is to blindfold the people, but rather set their own agenda which seeks to trumpet the various social interventions rolled out by the government to ameliorate the plights of Ghanaians.
“Nobody will be able to blow the trumpet better to the melodious tune we had wanted. The melody of free SHS, the melody of planting for food and jobs, the melody of Nanci, nurses training and teachers allowances, the melody of roads construction, strong economy, one district, one factory and many others.
She however cautioned the women against apathy and added that no matter how they feel, they are better off with the party in government than in oposition.
She indicated that the first term of the President Akufo-Addo government has not been easy, emphasising that the government has worked out tirelessly to shapen the fortunes of the country.
She was optimistic that the years ahead will be better and therefore urged then to keep their eyes of the victory ahead, stay united and remain focused to maintain the party in power to continue with the good works.
The Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare addressing the gathering told the women to rise and lead the party to maintain power in 2020.
She implored the women to take responsibility of propagating to every Ghanaian the interventions this government has made to inform their decision in 2020 general elections.
The National Chairman of the party, Hon. Freddie Blay on his part entreated the women to put in more efforts because the progress of Ghana lies upon them.
He further indicated it doesn’t take 3 years to correct the mess former president Mahama and his government created. Mr. Blay appealed to the people to go to the towns and villages and tell the Ghanaians how this government is working to grow the country.
The General Secretary, John Boadu who commended the women reminded them that the conference was to critically analyse the role and contributions they have played over the years and to come up with strategies and resolutions thstvwil inform the party hierarchy to involve them in the critical decision making process of the party.
Mr. Boadu said he want to see women rising up to become president of Ghana in the future.
The National Women Organiser, Kate AMA Gyamfuah also in her address pledged the readiness of the women to work assiduously to maintain the party in power come 2020 and beyond.
The conference was highly participated by high profiled personalities of the government officials, party executives from both national and international and Some CEOs and directors. The personalities include the first Lady Mrs Rebecca Akuffo-Addo, the second lady, Mrs Samira Bawamia, the Chief of Staff Hon. Frema Opare, the national chairman of the party, Hon. Freddie Blay, the former national chairman, Hon. Peter Mac Manu, the first vice chairperson of the party, Mrs. Rita Asobayire, the general secretary, Hon. John Boadu, the Western regional Minister, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mansah, his deputy, Mrs Gifty Eugenia Kusi.
The others were Minister for Railway, Hon. Joe Ghartey, Minister of Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister of Agric, Hon. Afriyie Akoto, Gender Minister, Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Sanitation Minister, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botwe, Fisheries Minister, Hon. Elizabeth Afolley Quaye, Presidential Staffer, Hon. Charles Nana Banyin Onuawonto Bissue, the national organiser of the party, Sammi Awuku, the youth organiser, Henry Nana Boakye popularly known as Nana B, national women organiser, Kate Gyamfuah, her deputy, Hajia Sawudatu Alima, CEOs and deputies, MMDCEs among other important dignitaries.
Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Matthew Dadzie, Takoradi.