The Volta Regional chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has commenced a two-day training and capacity-building workshop for Women Organizers and their deputies drawn from all 18 Constituencies across the region. The workshop, hinged on the theme “Recapturing Power 2020; the Role of Women,” is targeted at sensitizing the women folk of the party with regard to the party’s reorganization efforts ahead of the general elections 2020.
The event, hosted at Hotel Stevens in Ho, has drawn a wide array of high profile speakers who will take turns to address the women on assorted issues and topics for the purpose. Among these speakers are the National Vice Chairman, Madam Sherry Ayittey, former Dep. Minister for Tourism and PC for Ketu South, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, National Women Org., Dr. Hannah Louisa Bisiw, and Dep. Communication Director, Obuobia Darko-Opoku. Others are the Regional Chairman of the party, Henry Kojo Ametepee, Maame Efua Houdjeto Sakyi Addo, and Abigail Elorm Mensah.
In his introductory address, Volta Regional Chairman of the party, Henry Kojo Ametefee, admonished participants to be conscious of their peculiar role as mothers and mediators. For this reason they are strategically placed to be engines of mobilization within their various constituencies.
In her address, Madam Dzifa Gomashie entreated the women to learn to be servant-leaders. She reminded them that power was very fleeting and temporal, and so it was wrong if they thought their position made them more human than others.
“It’s interesting to note that some of us aspire to become great, yet we fail to honour those who occupy such positions now. If you aspire to become something, and yet you are unable to give the due honour to whomever is currently blessed to be there, how can God bless you?” she quizzed.
The event is set to run from today, September 25th to tomorrow September 26th during which the speakers are expected to take participants through various strategies and preparations for the party’s reorganization drive for election 2020.