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Women who mess up in gov’t are not given second chances – Ursula

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says she has noticed a trend that women who goof in President Mahama’s administration do not get a second chance unlike their male counterparts.

The gender activist explained men who mess up in government are ‘rehabilitated’ and kept at the presidency as Presidential Staffers.

Listing top women officials who have been given the sack, the legislator pointed to the sacking of Deputy Communications minister Victoria Hammah, Deputy Gender minister, Dela Sowah and Transport minister, Dzifa Attivor.

Victoria Hammah was sacked in November 2013 after her unguarded comments were caught on tape and leaked. She had vowed to make GH? 1 million her target in government in the leaked tape.

Transport minister Dzifa Attivor resigned after news broke that government had used oil revenue to spray 113 public buses at an over-priced value of 3.6 million Ghana cedis.

Adding to the list, lecturer with the GIMPA Business school Jemimah Nunoo also cited the sacking of the CHRAJ boss over abuse of her office.

Lauretta Lamptey had stayed in hotels while the renovation of her official residence had taken over 2 years. Her sacking “always breaks my heart”, Audrey lamented.

These women were “promptly sacked” when they embarrassed the government, but men have done “terrible things”, Ursula said, and provided a catalogue of masculine gaffes.

She said in October 2014, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South in the Ashanti Region, Mr Gabriel Barima embarrassed government when he publicly ranted and stormed out of a public meeting after someone heckled him slightly.

Top NDC officials pleaded for his pardoning after he was sacked. Gabriel Barima was eventually reinstated.

Sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah put Ghana in embarrassing international headlines during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Player revolt, mismanagement of funds for the World Cup led to his resignation. He was also subsequently sent to the Flagstaff House.


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