Madam Lucy Enyonam Ndinya, an aspiring Assembly member for Peki-Tsame electoral area in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region, has called for an equal playing field in the impending District Level Elections.
She said women were naturally endowed with wisdom and knowledge and could contribute their quota to the development of the country, especially at the local level when given the needed opportunity.
Madam Ndinya who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview said issues affecting women were at the local level thus the need for women to be allowed to participate in the governance process at that level.
She said women were natural leaders and that their participation and representation in the governance and decision-making process of the country would push the country towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Madam Ndinya, a retired educationist said she would prioritise education when given the nod and work on teachers' quarters to attract more qualified teachers to the area.
She said she would also focus on youth employment through collaboration with the Assembly, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other development agents to create job avenues for the youth.
Madam Ndinya said she would also work to promote cleanliness with every household owning toilets.
Madam Rose Duse, a Unit Committee aspirant at Tongor-Dzemeni East Electoral area, told GNA that the nation's quest for accelerated socioeconomic development would be a mirage if women participation in governance and decision-making process continued to be low.
She said lack of self-confidence was posing a great challenge to women, especially young women standing up for leadership positions, and therefore appealed to governance institutions to help prepare women for such elections.
Madam Duse said her main objective of vying for the position was to promote sanitation in the community because "a healthy nation is a prosperous nation."