Haruna Iddrisu Wants Party To Exempt Female MPs From Primaries

Parliament’s Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu at a media address in Parliament Thursday, said if he had his way, none of the female NDC legislators “will be subjected primaries.”

Haruna Iddrisu Wants Party To Exempt Female MPs From Primaries
Parliament’s Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu

Parliament’s Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu at a media address in Parliament Thursday, said if he had his way, none of the female NDC legislators “will be subjected primaries.”

This is part of the Tamale South MP’s ideas to increase female participation in politics.

While reacting to a University of Ghana survey on Parliament, the leaders of both sides of the House proposed ways to better such findings.

Iddrisu reiterated his point on finding ways to keep women participation in Ghana’s democracy.

According to him, the answer lies in amending the 1992 Constitution to allow for proportional representation of women.

One way of doing this is to make each region nominate a woman to represent them in Parliament, Haruna suggested.

---Myjoyonline