The 31st December Women’s Movement has congratulated the 28 women who have been elected into Parliament for the next four years.
A statement issued and signed by an executive member of the DWM Ms. Sylvia Aholu congratulated the newly elected legislators for their admirable sense of perseverance in helping to change the status quo as far as women participation in politics is concerned.
“We believe women have a huge responsibility to help change the political direction of this country and it is heart-warming that in 2012, 133 women contested parliamentary seats, 30 more than the previous election”.
“We congratulate all women who presented themselves to the electorate and enjoin more women to muster courage and seek political office at various levels.
The Movement however called on the newly elected lady MPs to contribute constructively to the new parliament when it convenes in the new year to serve as an inspiration not only to other women but to convince the electorate that women have the capacity to represent and defend the rights of their constituents.
We wish to use this opportunity to wish all Ghanaians a reflective Christmas and a hopeful new year.