Africa is gradually embracing the presence of women in politics. Over the years strong women have taken leadership positions and are immensely contributing their quotas in transforming Africa. Ghana has 36 bold, beautiful, and strong women elected as members of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. These women are game changers and deserve to be celebrated.
- Barbara Ayisi Asher
Hon. Barbara Ayisi Asher is the deputy Minister for Education in charge of basic schools and the Member of Parliament of Cape Coast North constituency in the Central Region of Ghana. She is a member of the New Patriotic Party. She has a foundation called ”the Barbra Asher Foundation” which focuses on reducing unemployment among youth in her constituency. Her foundation has trained over 200 youth in the Cape Coast constituency in entrepreneurial skills. She was awarded as the best MP in 2019 by The Impactful Women Award for her contribution towards women empowerment in the society. She is a Christian and married with 2 children.
- Ursula Owusu Hon. Ursula Owusu is an old student of Labone Senior High School. She worked for ten years as a lawyer before winning the NPP parliamentary primaries in the Ablekuma West Constituency. In 2017, Ursula Owusu was appointed the Minister for Communications and accepted the offer to become the development queen (Nkosuohemaa) of Akyem Asuom in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region. In 2019, she was awarded by FIDA for her work in empowering women in Ghana.
- Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings Hon. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings the eldest daughter of the first president of the Republic of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings. She has participated in multiple foundations and initiatives championing women’s and children’s rights and improving sanitation in Ghana. She has championed efforts to alleviate the plight of many victims of circumstance. In June 2015, she led a team to donate relief items to victims of the Goil Oil fire and flood disaster which took the lives of about 150 Ghanaians and displaced many. She also built a bridge for the Osu Anorhor community which has helped reduce the issue of floods and easy transportation in the community. She is currently the Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle Constituency
- Sarah Adwoa Sarfo Lawyer Safo Adwoa is a daughter to Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, one of the greatest industrialists, and philanthropists in Ghana better known as the African Star. Hon. Safo Adwoa was nominated for the annual Nobles Forum Awards in 2012. Nobels Forum Awards is usually organized by a West African international magazine honoring men and women who have shown great integrity in their areas of specialization. Her honor was because of her active role in the introduction and passage of procurement law in Ghana in addition to being the first woman to take the role of a secretary in drafting the bill. She was also the first woman to work as a legal officer in government procurement and assisted in developing many proposals. She is the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for the Dome Kwabenya Constituency of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana
- Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei Hon. Dokua Asiamah Adjei is a Ghanaian politician and the Member of Parliament for Akuapem North constituency in the Eastern region of Ghana. She is a member of the New Patriotic Party who is currently the Deputy Minister of Information. She is very dedicated to her job and works tirelessly to ensure her constituency is well developed.
- Joycelyn Tetteh Hon. Joycelyn Tetteh is the Member of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress party for the North Dayi Constituency. She is one of the 36 female parliamentarians of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. Hon. Jocelyn is also currently the ambassador for human trafficking in Ghana. She was honored in August 2019 by the Chiefs and people of the North Dayi Constituency and conferred on her the title; Mama Edzeame.
- Catherine Ablema Afeku Catherine Ablema Afeku is a Ghanaian politician. She is a member of the New Patriotic Party and the Member of Parliament for the Evalue Gwira Constituency in the Western Region. She is currently the Minister of Tourism of Ghana and has embarked on several trips to market the country’s tourist sites. Catherine Afeku was appointed Chairperson of the Leadership Taskforce of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
- Laadi Ayii Ayamba Laadi Ayii Ayamba is a Ghanaian politician and the Member Parliament of the Pusiga Constituency in the Upper East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress. She is the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Gender and Children. Hon. Ayamba has made contributions to eliminate discrimination against women.
- Patricia Appeagyei Patricia Appeagyei is a Ghanaian politician and the first female Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly. She was shortly appointed a Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister in 2005. From 2005 to 2009 she served as the Municipal Chief Executive for Kumasi. She is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa Constituency
- Freda Akosua Oheneafrewo Prempeh Hon. Freda Akosua Oheneafrewo Prempeh is the Member of Parliament for Tano North Constituency in the Ahafo Region, Ghana. She previously served as the Assembly member from 2002 to 2010 for the Lakoo Electoral Area of the La-Dadekotopo Constituency in the Greater Accra Region. In 2017 she was appointed chairperson of an 11-member Local Organizing Committee (LOC) tasked to organise the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations. She was born in Accra to an eminent Ghanaian Royal family, as the third daughter of the late Ohenenana Akwasi Agyeman Dua-Prempeh, of the Ashanti Royal Family and the late Nana Amma Serwaa, Kontihemaa of Duayaw Nkwanta. She was appointed the Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, in 2017 by President Akufo-Addo. She’s currently the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Profile of female Members of Parliament and Ministers in Ghana
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