The confident aspirants, Madam Gloria Asimenu of Dodi-Akum/Tokoarano Electoral Area, Madam Faustina Tunyo of Kpalime/Anani Electoral Area, and Madam Edith Agbeve of Dubonku Electoral Area, shared their hopes in interviews with the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
In preparation for the December 19th polls, a total of ten women in the district have declared their intention to contest, with eight vying for Assembly member positions and two participating in Unit Committee elections. These aspirants hail from Dubonku, Kpalime/Anani, Kadjebi Estate/Zongo, Kukurantumi, Dzamlome, Dodi-Akum, Pampawie, and Menuso Electoral Areas.
Madam Gloria Asimenu, an aspirant for the Dodi-Akum Electoral Area, expressed confidence in her campaign message resonating with the electorate. She highlighted her connections with ActionAid Ghana and World Vision Ghana, which she plans to use to advocate for projects and development in her electoral area.
Asimenu noted that her electoral area, which comprises Akum and Tokoarano, is in need of a market, a functional Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Compound, and streetlights. If elected, she intends to collaborate with opinion leaders and productive groups in the area to address these challenges.
Madam Faustina Tunyo, an aspirant for Kpalime/Anani Electoral Area, emphasized her mobilization skills and her commitment to the welfare of children and the vulnerable in her community. She serves as the Chairperson for the Kpalime/Anani Community Child Protection Committee and pledged to maintain close contact with her constituents.
Tunyo promised to consult with the community on issues to be discussed in the District Assembly and to represent their views, opinions, and proposals. She highlighted the importance of communicating feedback to the electorate and urged them to vote for her on December 19.
Madam Edith Agbeve, an aspirant for the Dubonku Electoral Area, expressed her aspiration to bring more development projects to her community. Despite not being an Assemblywoman yet, she has been actively involved in fumigating and clearing the Kadjebi Asato area, which was plagued by filth and overgrown vegetation.
Agbeve, who also serves as the Organiser for the Kadjebi Market Women Association, promised to mobilize her community for communal labour to address sanitation issues. She intends to serve as a liaison officer between her area and the Kadjebi District Assembly, sharing community problems and providing feedback to constituents.
Additionally, Agbeve plans to address truancy among children who skip school for menial work by engaging with their parents. She appealed to voters to support her in achieving her aspirations.
The Kadjebi District Assembly currently consists of 52 Assembly members, with 36 elected from thirty-six Electoral Areas, all of whom are male. The remaining 16 members are appointed, including five females and 11 males.