The Flagbearer for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Brigitte Dzogbenuku, says the Party is going to pass the Affirmative Action Bill into law in its first 100 days in office if given the nod come December 7.
The Affirmative Action Bill seeks an equal representation and participation of both women and men in governance, public positions of power, and all decision-making spaces of the country and also requires all sectors to reserve a percentage of their employment for women.
The PPP Flagbearer said, if voted into power in the December polls, it will make sure to pass the bill in 2021 to empower females to rise in leadership positions, both at the local or national levels. She said this will also encourage women to improve their businesses and contribute effectively to the economy.
Ms. Brigitte Dzogbenuku noted that the Party will make provisions to support local industries, use government resources to create jobs out of local and native skills, and will in its doings, remain accountable to the people.
Addressing members and supporters of the PPP during her campaign tour of Tamale North, Ms. Dzogbenuku said women play a very vital role in the upbringing of children and required much support from the government to do better and that is what the PPP and herself are going to do if given the mandate.
She said some hands-on skills such as basket weaving, oil palm production amongst other indigenous productions done mainly by women would be given the needed support to meet international standards.
The PPP Flagbearer said the Party amongst other initiatives to curb corruption would empower citizens to vote for their Municipal and District Chief Executives and ensure that full percentage of the Assemblies Common Fund was paid to facilitate development. She said these interventions are in the spirit of transparency in government.
“Five percent of revenue is expected to be given to the Assemblies but in the past, only 1.9 percent or 2.5 percent has been given to them; the PPP will make sure all is given to ensure development at that level.”
She described the Party as an all-inclusive party and urged the people to vote for the PPP come December 7 for development and employment for the youth in the constituency and nationwide.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Kwame Mutala, also added his voice and urged the audience to avoid violence and vote the number ten on the ballot sheet; Ms Brigitte Dzogbenuku as president.
He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had both failed Ghanaians and that the PPP is the best bet for Ghana’s development.
The team in its five-day tour visited Tamale North, Salaga North, Bimbila, Upper East; Navrongo Central, Bongo, Upper west; Wa Central. The team spent two days in the Northern and Savannah regions.