Mr Collins Amponsah Asabre, an aspiring assembly-member for Atimatim West in the Afigya-Kwabre South District, said he will prioritise girl-child education when given the nod.
He said equipping the girl-child with the requisite formal education and leadership skills would help raise more enlightened women to support the nation's development agenda.
Mr Asabre, a 28-year-old graduate of Psychology and Information Studies, University of Ghana, was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Kumasi.
"I intend to do this by linking up with corporate bodies and non governmental organisations for support to promote girl-child education in my community when I get the opportunity to lead the people," he said.
Citing the 2010 Population and Housing Census, he said the population of women in general outnumbered that of men and, as such, it would be of national interest to educate women to play a leading role in development.
"My vision is to bring on board all key stakeholders to map up effective strategies to increase significantly girl-child school enrolment in the area."
"Additionally I will mobilise resources to offer free tuition services to needy pupils and students during vacations to brighten their chances of climbing up the academic ladder."
"I would also promote a clean environment, improve security and accelerate infrastructure development projects to improve the living conditions of the people in the Atimatim Constituency."
Mr Asabre said the decision to contest was borne out of his desire to change the community for the better by harnessing the people's potentials for development.