Nine women file to contest NDC elections in Central Region
Efforts at encouraging strong women representation in active politics received a major boost as nine women filed their forms to contest various positions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region
In all, 62 candidates had put themselves up for the party's internal polls as of the close of filing on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
The Regional Executive Committee (REC) was to meet on Monday, July 30,
Encourage more women
The Central Regional Secretary,
He urged more women to contest in subsequent elections to increase female participation in governance and leadership positions, saying "they must muster courage and confidence to get themselves elected, instead of sitting on the fence".
He praised the aspiring candidates for exhibiting a high level of discipline and orderliness devoid of
Contesting the chairmanship slot are a former Regional Minister, Aquinas Quansah, Kakra Yalley and Lawyer E.K.T. Addo; while Theophilus Aidoo Mensah, Stephen Edward Moore, Abeiku Aggrey, Lawrence Lamptey, Alfred Halm and Lawyer Daniel Ohene Darkoh vie for the vice chairmanship.
Aspiring candidates for the secretary position are Elvis Christian
The fiercest competition has emerged among the aspirants for the regional communications director position as two of the contenders,
The regional women
With the vision to regain the lost Zongo communities in Election 2016, campaigns have been heightened among various aspiring candidates for the Zongo Caucus as Alhaji Rashid Abubakar, Hudu Abdul Mumin, Mohammed Muftau and Abdulai Amo reach out to delegates, hoping to sway them to their side.
Regarded as the engine of any political party, more youth have opted to revive the rank and file of the youth with various innovative ideas and programmes to endear the youth to the party.
In contention for the regional youth