Voice Of The Nation Congratulates Prof.  Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman On Her Elevation To The High Of VP Candidate

The Voice of the Nation, a nationwide women’s group led by its founder and chairperson, Hajia Mariam Dzifa Mohammed has send a congratulatory message to Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman on her elevation to the high of a Vice Presidential Candidate.

Hajia Mariam Dzifa Mohammed hinted that she and members of her group are very delighted that the long a waiting period for women to be at the echelon of Ghana’s decision making table has ended with the appointment of a female as the running mate to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer, Mr. John Dramani Mahama.

In a release issued and signed by the Founder and Chairperson -Voice of the Nation and copied Todaygh.com states: The Voice of the Nation congratulates and celebrates you, Prof.  Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, for being the chosen one of H.E John Dramani Mahama as the running mate for a giant political party like the NDC. It is our hope and prayer that your ticket emerges victorious come December, 7th 2020, to prove that yes, women too can occupy the high office as vice president.

According to Founder and Chairperson -Voice of the Nation, the group is gingered to rally all women of voting age across the country to vote massively for the presidential candidate of the NDC come December 7, 2020 so as to make their dream of having a female vice president a reality.

Hajia Mariam Dzifa Mohammed explained that she and her group are not endorsing Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman’s candidature simple because she is a woman. “No we are endorsing her because she is a woman of substance. She reiterated.

“The less mention of her credentials is the easiest way to reserve one’s energy and time. Prof Naana has achieved so much in the world of academia both in Ghana, Africa, and the world at large. In leadership, she has demonstrated it even from her very own home, which complemented what her hardworking children have accomplished so far.

She wrote books, lectured, held various academic positions including, Head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Warden of Adehye Hall, Valco Trust Fund Post-Graduate Hostel, and Dean of School of Graduate Studies and Research, Academic Director of the School for International Training in the History and Cultures of the African Diaspora and in 2008 she made history by becoming the first-ever Vice-Chancellor of no less a university than the Cape Coast University.”  The Founder and Chairperson -Voice of the Nation stated.

All these accomplished achievements incontrovertibly constitute a monumental precedent of emulation for women empowerment. Empowering women or advocacy for women is not all about mounting a stage to talk or led a demonstration. She disclosed.

We at Voice of the Nation believe your incontrovertibly accomplishment which has touched many lives of both men and women, young and the old is the best way to empowerment. You didn’t just make motivational speeches or organized workshops in advocacy for feminism, for that matter, women empowerment. Relatively you lived the dream and made it a reality for every single woman to believe they can do just as you did perhaps even more. The Founder and Chairperson -Voice of the Nation said.

 

Below is the unedited version of the release         

The Voice of the Nation congratulates and celebrates Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman

The Voice of the Nation congratulates and celebrates Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, for being the chosen choice of H.E John Dramani Mahama as the running mate for a giant political party like the NDC. It is our hope and prayer that your ticket emerges victorious come December, 7th 2020, to prove that yes, women too can be the vice president for that matter rule or govern.

The less mention of your credentials is the easiest way to reserve one’s energy and time. You have achieved so much in the world of academia both in Ghana, Africa, and the world at large. In leadership, you have demonstrated it even from your very home, which complemented what your hardworking children have accomplished so far.  You wrote books, lectured, you held various academic positions including, Head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Warden of Adehye Hall, Valco Trust Fund Post-Graduate Hostel, and Dean of School of Graduate Studies and Research.

From 1997, you held the position of Academic Director of the School for International Training in the History and Cultures of the African Diaspora. From 2008 to 2012, you made a history elevating as the first-ever Vice-Chancellor in Ghana. In March 2007, you were one of five scholars selected to deliver presentations during the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

In October 2009, you got elected as Ghana’s representative to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Ahead of the 2012 general elections, you co-moderated the presidential debate by the Institute of Economic Affairs(IEA) with an exception.

Between February 2013 and January 2017, you served as the Education Minister of Ghana, which saw the country made significant and overwhelming infrastructural development. Such as the E-blocks, dormitories, libraries, upgraded almost all already existing SHS, built over two thousand JHS, Primary and kindergarten across the country to alleviate schools under trees. Among your policies to support and empower women was the provision of the sanitary pad to all-female SHS students. You also secured sixty percent (60%) of all the international scholarship you got for female-students.

On 26th October 2018, you became the Chancellor of the Women’s University in Africa, in Zimbabwe. You served on many local and international boards and committees such as the Centre for Democratic Governance, (CDD-Ghana), the Editorial Board of The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora (Africa World Press Inc. USA), the Africa Initiative in Canada, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons as Eminent Citizen.

You got honored with honorary degrees from the University of West Indies and Winston-Salem University.  You also received an award for Global leadership from the University of South Florida in Tampa. You also received the Officer of the Order of the Volta award for Academic Distinction and Ghana Women of Excellence Award in the Education category. You were acknowledged, for Outstanding Performance in Advancing International Education, School for International Training, Vermont, the USA on two occasions.

 

All these achievements you accomplished incontrovertibly constitute a monumental precedent of emulation for women empowerment. Empowering women is not only to mount a stage talking as advocacy for women. We at Voice of the Nation believe this is the best way to empower women. You didn’t just make motivational speeches or organized workshops in advocacy for feminism, for that matter, women empowerment. Relatively you lived the dream and made it a reality for every single woman to believe they can do just as you did perhaps even more.

We believe that with you the paragon of virtue, a woman of substance, an achiever as Vice-President. Joining the true and visionary leader, H.E John Dramani Mahama, Ghana can only be an enviable country in Africa and the world in general. Once again we congratulate you, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman on your elevation to the position of a vice presidential candidate.

God almighty will grant your aspiration, and you are our incoming Vice-President in sha Allah.

 

Hajia Mariam Dzifa Mohammed

Founder & Chairperson, Voice of the Nation

Contact :0243969032

 

 

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH.

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