Deputy National Women Organizer hopeful appeals for votes
According to a National Deputy Women Organizer, a vote for her will enable her rally women to the fold of the party.
An aspiring Deputy National Women Organizer, Madam Alijata Sulemana has hinted that she is committed to wooing women within the country to the fold of the NDC when voted.
This, according to her, will enable as many women to join the front of the NDC to rally votes to enable the NDC to win the upcoming election.
Speaking to Nadisco news monitored by Soireenews.com, Madam Alijata Sulemana hinted that there is a need to organize women within the fold of the NDC and beyond for the battle ahead in 2024.
Providing reasons why she is the obvious choice for the position of deputy women organizer, she believes that Political Parties in Ghana provide a setting where there is an existing gender gap among grassroots participants.
Particularly, she said in political parties, where women are prevented from actively taking part in politics.
This, she believes needs addressing and formed the basis for entering the race. She is also of the opinion that gender gaps in participation and representation are common in newly established democracies, especially in Africa, both at the elite level and the grassroots, this Alijata Sulemana believes is possible to address when given the nod.
According to her, it has been established that there are many existing barriers to women’s political participation which include but are not limited to economic and resource constraints that deny women the tools and opportunities for political action available to men.
Madam Alijata Sulemana who served as a Member of Parliament and District Chief Executive for Sisala East said she was an achiever during her tenure. For instance, she mentioned that as a Member of Parliament she was very instrumental in 2013 for the Sisala East Constituency and was actively involved in parliamentary committees work.
Also, she said being a regular contributor to debates on the floor of Parliament which led to the creation of many laws for the country, she was positive the party delegates will offer her their votes. At the constituency level, she expanded electricity to several communities through lobbying and engagements with the energy ministry and the minister.
Ahe also played a key role in the establishment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) through the ministry of communication and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC).
Alija Sulemana established the first ever Senior High School at Welembele in the Sisala East district and played an instrumental role to improve access to quality health delivery as a Member of Parliament with particular mention of Sakallu Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound through her Common Fund.
As a Member of Parliament, she provided boreholes to several communities and provided hospital equipment to four CHPS compounds within the Sisala East constituency. She also provided office desks and chairs and playgroup equipment to selected schools in deprived communities within the constituency.
To ensure the empowerment of women within the constituency Alijata Sulemana demonstrated her commitment to women of her constituency by committing 20% of her Salary to support women with breast cancer and fully funded surgical operations for 23 women with breast cancer.
Being the favorite in the contest for the position of National Deputy Women’s Organizer, she comes with a good educational background including an Executive Master’s Degree in Conflict, Peace & Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre with many other qualifications. Outlining her vision, Madam Alijata Sulemana is committed to creating an enabling environment within the party and beyond to enable women to explore opportunities for economic development.
"As a team player I will ensure that women at the grassroots will be targeted for active participation in all activities of the NDC party", she intimated.