Only two female candidates have officially filed to contest the the parliamentary primaries in the Northern Region.
The only female candidates who are ready to make their dream a reality
are Hajia Sajida Shiraz of Savelugu Constituency and Abdul Rahman Zeinab Rosina of Nanton Constituency.
Hajia Sajida is the daughter of the late and former Municipal Chief Executive of Savelugu Municipality, Alhaji Shiraz.
She is a Specialist in Public Policy, Political Economics, Developmental Politics, Whereas Madam Rosina Zeinab is the incumbent women organiser for the NDC in the Nanton Constituency and also into NGO activities geared towards bringing development into the area.
The Northern Region is a patriarchal society where it is very difficult for women to easily win parliamentary primaries, except in a few instances where some women took steps to make that dream a reality.
Madam Rosina Zeinab, who has an NGO background with the aim of bringing development to her people, believes that it is time for a woman to lead the legislative front of their constituencies since the men have failed to fully address the needs of women and children in the region.
Source: Zaa News