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Byline: Dr Kwame Osei
We will be looking at a policy that may be deemed as controversial but one that is necessary for the total emancipation of women in this country.
In an election year I have been compelled to write this article as a result of the position of Ghanaian women in society and the vile and despicable male chauvinism that exists in Ghana and the need to enact a legislation to negate this.
For those men who do not know or refuse to believe, as any credible historian can reveal the facts are there for all to see that the African woman was the first human being put by God on the planet and their origin is not the false lies about this Adam and Eve nonsense.
In actual fact the story of Adam and Eve was only written about 2,000 years ago - however, bones have been unearthed by African as well as European and American anthropologists using DNA and genetic analysis that revealed that the first human being was an African woman whose remains had been found in Ethiopia that dated more than 7.5 million years.
This was so groundbreaking that it was featured on the discovery channel in November 2009 under the heading The Real Eve.
However despite this historical fact, many women in Ghana are treated on the whole as second class citizens, this despite making the majority of the population.
In addition to this, despite the fact that Ghana has its first female speaker of parliament, its first ever female chief justice, a handful of MP?s, some top female TV presenters and some top female corporate executives, women still have a raw deal in this country and drastic steps must be taken to ensure that government institutions, the corporate sector and institutions generally have a fair representation of women, because at the moment women are under represented in a number of institutions and corporate bodies up and down the country.
Before we get into the pros and cons of embarking on an affirmative action policy it is also important to note some interesting contradictions about women in Ghanaian society. Many Ghanaian men claim to love their mothers, wives, sisters, girlfriends etc. however some Ghanaian women are looked …