Support For Female Parliamentary Candidates
In an attempt to walk the talk on the need to support female parliamentary candidates for the 2012 Parliamentary and Presidential elections in Ghana, FOSDA provided material, advocacy training and moral support to twelve (120 female parliamentary candidates in the three northern regions of Ghana. Out of the number supported, three were successful in their campaigns. They are Hon Alijata Sulemana, Hon. Mary Salifu Boforo and Hon. Hajia Laadi Ayi Ayamba, who are currently serving their constituents in Ghana’s parliament as MPs for Sissala East, Savelugu and Pusiga constituencies respectively.
Group Photo of participants at an Advocacy planning workshop in Kumasi
The contribution of FOSDA to the parliamentary candidates was widely acknowledge by all MP aspirants. FOSDA’s support provided impetus and encouragement to them