The founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor has said that she has achieved more than the former first lady of the republic, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings in terms of party organisation.
According to the controversial woman, she is the first lady in Ghana who has been able to form a political party and maintained it.
“An illiterate woman like me have set up a political party, it has never happened in the World before. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings couldn’t even maintain her party, but I have been able to maintain mine…”, she said on Kumasi-based Abusua FM.
In view of this, Madam Donkor thinks President Akufo-Addo should have celebrated her achievement at the Women Deliver Conference 2019 that was held in Canada.
“Akufo-Addo should have mentioned my name and talked about my achievements in Canada, he should have told them that though I’m illiterate, I’m courageous and with God’s blessings have been able to set up a political party. He should have cited me as one of the women who have made marks in their area of endeavours, he should be proud [of me]…,” she added.
The President speaking during Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada said Ghanaian women have done little to deserve a place in national decision making due to a lack of dynamism.
“We are not seeing enough dynamism and activism on the part of those who are seeking. I am talking about dynamism where it matters…electing people to Parliament, controlling political parties because they are the instruments by which our societies make decisions.
“We are talking about decisions, not wishes and hopes, we are talking about decisions that are going to make the difference,” President Akufo-Addo said.
But Madam Akua Donkor said President Akufo-Addo should have been proud about the successes she has chalked in the political space by citing her as an example during his speech.
Madam Akua Donkor stated that the President’s statement was in bad taste adding that he is not happy about her achievements because they are from different political parties hence his failure to cite her as an example.
“I want the World to know that Akufo-Addo’s statement was in bad taste, he’s not happy for me because we are from different political parties and there is no love among politicians so he didn’t see the need to cite me as an example and shower praises on me,” she said.
The Leader and Founder of GFP indicated that her party is more recognized than the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) explaining that they all came to power through coups.
“My achievement is remarkable, few men have been able to do this, my party is more recognised than NDC, NPP because Ghana’s former Presidents such as the father of Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings assumed office through coups, they didn’t go through any hustle of signing documents to form political parties,” she asked in the interview.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com