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19 May 2012
31st DWM is not Nana Konadu's brainchild - Faibille
Editor of the Ghanaian Observer, Egbert Faibille has strongly objected to references made to former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as founder of the women’s empowerment group, the 31st December Women’s Movement...
According to him, the former First Lady did not play any role in the formation of the group.
Speaking on Newsfile, a news analysis program on Joy FM and Joy News TV, Mr. Faibille noted that the group was originally founded by one Cynthia Nuamah of blessed memory, Gertrude Zakaria Ali and others who mobilized women to push for the 31st December coup.
He alleged Nana Konadu had no part to play in the formation of the movement, until later when she recognized the impact the group had had on the women at the time before going ahead to register the movement in her name.
The 31st December Women’s Movement has being at the fore of championing women’s empowerment in the country and at a ceremony last Tuesday to mark its 30th anniversary, former President Rawlings lauded the efforts made by the group to empower Ghanaian women.
But Mr. Faibille said Ghanaian women did not learn to pursue their rights or become active in politics under the leadership of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.
He noted that even before the advent of Nana Konadu, Ghanaian women, dating back as far as Yaa Asantewaa’s era, had been assertive and played major roles in national development.
From: Emmanuel Anteh/Joy News Television