“Some things transcend politics and policy and the lust for power. Truth, honesty, integrity, decency and fairness are immutable values. They are the ethical substance of life. They ought to be cherished. To sell them out is to sell one’s soul”
The African Political landscape has been associated a with a lot negativity ranging from propaganda,Lies,insults, character assasination just to mention a few .
Politicians are viewed with a certain spectacle and the citizenry always have issues with national leaders.
Having encountered an outstanding woman from the East of Ghana in the person of Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo popularly known as Hajia Kande,MP for Abuakwa North who doubles as the Deputy Minister in charge Of Technical and Vocational Education, i am more than convinced that the virtue of decency, integrity, Truth still exists today in our body politics.
Having entered Parliament in 2016, she was made a deputy minister in Charge of Gender,women and Social protection for which her achievements in the ministry was enough testament for her reassignment to no less a Ministry but the ministry of education, which in my estimation has been the best ministry in the Nana Addo Danquah led administration.
The successful implementation of the biggest policy since independence in free Shs and the enhancement in the education sector cant be mentioned without her contribution with the solid team of Hon.Martin Opoku Prempeh the substantive Minister And Dr. Yaw Adutwum also a deputy minister.
The Changing trends of education places emphasis on technical and vocational which is seen as the bedrock of every Society.Technical and practical skills revolutionarise human talent from the static, Colonial, theoretic knowledge which has been the bane of most African countries.
Her exploits at the ministry in Charge of TVET needs special attention.she has with the support of The president and her Minister changed the face of Technical education in the country.She’s secured foreign partnership for some technical schools to train them in the modern trends of technology.Agains she’s overseen the construction, rehabilitation and expansion of Several technical schools across the country. It’s not surprising that in 2019 she won an award as most outstanding woman in Ghanaian politics.
In her constituency which is Abuakwa North,her hardwork is glaring for all and sundry. Hajia Kande is a progressive and proactive person with alot of humility.Her commitment to work is amazing and she’s always conspicuous in her constituency
Hon.Gifty is a mother for all and cuts across the political divide. Having encountered her personally, I have come to the realization that it is possible to politics without lies and still Maintain your integrity.
Hon.Gifty is resolute Abuakwa North is blessed to have such a politician. Her hardwork has been recognised internationally as she is currently the Ghanaian Ambassador for Women Political Leaders,an international women network geared towards increasing women participation in Politics.she’s also garnered some awards to her credit.The most covetous being the most outstanding woman in Ghanaian politics in 2019.Recently, she received an award from United Clergy International Global Achievers award as the “Community impact personality for excellence in leadership”.
The victory of the NPP in the 2020 elections can largely be attributed to the free Shs policy which was introduced by H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo.With Hon.Gifty Twum in charge of Technical and Vocational Education, which was also part of free shs I think that she also deserves a high level of commendation for executing the President’s vision successful.
As a woman of virtue and very hard-working, I will not be surprised to see her play a major role in the next cabinet of H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo.
By:Daniel Obeng Acquah