June 4 Offered Ghanaian Women an Opportunity to be Heard

6 06 2011

Nana Konadu June 4 2011Former first lady and NDC Flag bearer hopeful, Nana Konadu Agyemang- Rawlings has described the June 4 revolution as having given Ghanaian women an opportunity to be heard in the country.

Speaking at a mammoth rally at the Jackson park in Kumasi on Saturday June 4 to mark the 32nd anniversary of the popular uprising, she cited herself as a clear example representing a new breed of Ghanaian women who are skilled, have excellent organizational and leadership qualities and can represent their people at all levels of political or social leadership.

The president of the 31st Women’s December Women’s movement described the National Democratic Congress(NDC) founded by her husband as being at the crossroads because ‘we have failed to appreciate the diverse nature of our party and the fact that it is rich with a wealth of knowledge, experience, talent and opinion’.

‘Until we learn to appreciate the need to tap such knowledge, is crucial to the success of our party, that the need to consult at all levels, particularly at the grassroots level is key to party unity and progress, then we would have failed the millions who put their hope in us to lead Ghana onto a new pedestal of political glory’ she continued

She was worried that the NDC owes Ghanaians a responsibility to get its act in order and go back to the values that made it a formidable force.

‘We cannot continue to bleed; we cannot continue to be on our knees. We cannot allow the likes of Jerry John Rawlings and all those who risked their lives and spilled their blood to bring Ghana to the enviable status it was in 2000 to feel that they have wasted their lives’, she stressed, adding that ‘posterity will not forgive us if we fold our arms and adopt a wait and see attitude.

Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings is seeking the highest office of the NDC party as its leader when they go for congress in July 2011 at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.

See the full statement of her delivery here.

By Nana Mensah/ Xfm 95.1/ Accra/ Ghana

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