Madam Akorlor Happy, a 55-year-old woman with a disability, has expressed her readiness to represent her electorate in the upcoming District-Level elections in the Anyidzime-Zuta Electoral Area of the Akatsi South Municipality, Volta Region.
A fashion designer and petty trader, Madam Akorlor, who is a mother of one, emphasized her commitment to advocating for the voice of women and the overall development of her community.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), she highlighted the importance of disabled individuals assuming roles in local governance for community growth and representation in decision-making processes.
“Female representation remains my main priority. I will fight for my people if elected as their assembly representative,” she stated.
Madam Akorlor, a former Unit Committee member, expressed her determination to unite her community for rapid growth, emphasizing that disability should not be viewed as an inability.
“Disability cannot be an inability since we all have a story to tell,” she affirmed.
Among the six assembly member aspirants from her Electoral Area, Madam Akorlor is the only female.
Other aspirants include Mr Amevor Victor (the incumbent), Mr Katako Wisdom Katman, Wodoto Yao Christopher, Mr Gbedzo Joseph Mawuli, and Attivor Selorm Bestine.
Madam Akorlor appealed for financial support from donor groups and individuals, stating, “Anyone ready to help me can contact me on 0248438195 since I can't do it alone.”
A total of six female aspirants have filed within the Municipality to contest in the District-Level elections, scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, 2023.