Women empowerment and gender equality has become a controversial subject
to talk about recently. While some school of thought says there is the need to deliberately apportion some percentage of leadership positions or opportunities to women, others think otherwise; to them, women were not limited anyway to be treated special when it comes to leadership positions, the only thing is that, there must be an equal playing field.
The President of Ghana, H.E. John Evans Atta Mills, on 25th January, 2012 reshuffled his cabinet ministers. This move has generated some missed feelings among gender advocates especially women.
Ms. Afua Agyapomaa, the Program officer of Abantu for Development, is unhappy with the fact that the reshuffle did not include women in the cabinet of the government of Ghana.
According to her, Ghana is not committing to a number of international treaties; hence there is the need for governments to realise that and stop what she claims is a discrimination against women.
When told that the appointment was based on competent and not gender, she queried; does all men in Parliament competent?
This issue is interesting but readers, do you think women should be allocated some percentage of leadership positions in all levels of leadership? What do you think?