The Central Regional Branch of the National Democratic Congress notes with pride, the endorsement of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the NDC for the December, 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, and wish to congratulate her for same. Indeed, this is victory for inclusive and participatory democracy and a towering demonstration of real affirmative action.
This selection couldn’t have come at any better time than at this time when the political atmosphere of the country is so polluted with so much baseless and needless vituperations and aggression. Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, without any fear of contradiction, comes to the table with real feminine ambience, proven competence and personal integrity. She is an extremely affable and calm personality with distinguished academic and public service records.
While we celebrate this overwhelming victory for affirmative action, we wish to salute the NDC for yet again, setting another trailblazing-record in cementing the place of women in the Fourth Republican dispensation. We commend highly, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the Council of Elders and the National Executive Committee of the party for making such a choice for the nation. Indeed, the NDC’s chances at reclaiming power from the moribund governing New Patriotic Party couldn’t have been made any brighter.
Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is the current Africa Board Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), a forum she has been a member since 2014. She is a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University Teachers Association of Ghana, the English Studies Association, the African Studies Association in the USA, the African Literature Association (USA) and the International Fulbright Scholars Association. She is the recipient of four honorary doctoral degrees, the Global Leadership Award and many other national and international awards, and has served and continues to serve on several councils, boards, and committees. She is a two-time Fulbright scholar with many publications to her name. Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang was the first ever female to have risen to and actually served as a Vice Chancellor of a State University, the University of Cape Coast. She is currently a Fellow of the Commonwealth of Learning.
The Central Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress fully welcomes her selection and pledge to work closely with her to overturn the electoral deficit the party recorded at the 2016 elections in the region. It is also our hope that the women of Ghana will reciprocate this invaluable gesture by the NDC by rising up in their numbers to this call. There can never be any better time to be proud as a woman than this time. We warmly open our doors to all women and women groups in the region to join us to deliver victory for affirmative action at the 2020 polls.
Long Live Affirmative Action!
Long Live NDC!
Long Live Ghana!
Source: Daily Mail GH