Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr. Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Defends Akufo-Addo On Gender Comments
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received backing from the Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr. on his gender comment.
President Akufo-Addo contributing to a penal discussion at a "Women Deliver Global Conference" in Canada, suggested that not enough dynamism had been made by women to take up decision-making positions in governance.
He told the gathering of women advocates that “we are not seeing enough dynamism and activism on the part of those who are seeking. I am talking about dynamism where it matters . . . electing people to Parliament, controlling political parties because they are the instruments by which our societies make decisions. We are talking about decisions, not wishes and hopes, we are talking about decisions that are going to make the difference.”
The President has however been condemned by some women activists who felt he presented a negative view about women in the country.
But speaking on Joy FM's newsfile programme, Saturday, Kweku Baako said there was nothing wrong with what the President said.
"I did not hear the President take a stand against women empowerment; I heard him make an urge…(but) to move beyond that and say what he said was a disgrace; to indict him, I disagree with that . . . I don’t see anything wrong with what the president said . . . the attack is not going to help the debate," he stated.
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com