Mr. Goosie Tanoh Writes
I would like to offer my personal congratulations to Cde Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang on her assumption of the position of Running Mate to President John Dramani Mahama.
Naana brings an unshakable commitment to the cause of Ghana and Africa; sterling achievements in education and politics; profound humility and commitment to social equality; excellent inter-personal and cultural skills; and unquestionable personal dignity and integrity. She fully deserves the incredibly high esteem in which she is held by so many people across the length and breadth of our country.
It is a comfort to know that there will be somebody of her intellect, strategic capacity, and discipline standing at President Mahama’s side through the 2020 campaign and our next term in Government.
I also congratulate President John Dramani Mahama, President Jerry John Rawlings, the Council of Elders and the National Executive Committee for the wisdom and vision that they have shown in this nomination and endorsement process.
I am also proud that the NDC has shown the conviction and courage to concretise our belief in democracy and gender equality in this way. In selecting Prof Opoku-Agyemang we honour all the women who make up 51% of our population and our electorate, and who by and large as smallholder (peasant) farmers, small traders and processors (fish etc) are responsible for the food we receive on our table every day. Without such contributions no aspect of our lives is viable.
I am convinced that Naana’s appointment is not tokenism but a signal to all the women in the NDC and across the country to intensify struggle to achieve a great leap forward in equity for all.
I call on the entire NDC and allied progressive forces to rise as one and welcome this historic and positive milestone in our party and nations history. Let us make our comrade’s appointment a real turning point for the struggle to build a new equitable and prosperous Ghana.
Forward Social Democracy
Forward Victory Dec 2020