The General Secretary for People’s National Convention (PNC), Madam Janet Asana Nabla in a press release has stated that, it is disheartening to see Civil Society Organisations, the Media and Political Parties that are responsible to promote, protect, and uphold the rights of women turn to mistreat and judge them without providing any supporting evidence or even allowing them the chance to defend themselves when necessary.
“The controversy surrounding Hon. Cecilia Dapaah stolen money has generated much discussions. Despite our claims that there are state institutions in place to deal with situations of this sort, we pollute these institutions by believing rumours, which only serves to further alienate women from politics”.
She pointed out that, Hon. Cecilia Dapaah is not the only woman in the country who experienced unfair treatment while serving in politics, mentioning Victoria Hammah, Hon. Dzifa Attivor, Hon. Betty Mould Iddrisu and others who equally were unfairly treated.
Madam Janet Asana Nabla averred that, the so-called state institutions’ claim of fighting corruption, only come into full gear when women are involved. “They throw stones at these women without giving them a fair hearing”.
She further lamented, “These violates the constitution of our country which has mandated all persons to experience natural justice before passing judgment”.
“We hold workshops in an effort to increase the participation of women in politics yet we push the few we already have away when they are confronted with challenges. The violation of the provision of the constitution that says we are all equal before the law and gender should not be a factor is what is happening in Cecilia Dapaah’s case. Allow our constitution to work by giving fair hearing to all persons. Innocent until proven guilty”.