The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) on 9th August, held a capacity building and training session for all female Assembly Members in Ashanti Region.

This training forms part of the nationwide Women in Local Leadership Training of NALAG which is aimed at building the capacity of female Assembly Members across the country, to maintain their positions and encourage other women to stand for elections at the local government level, especially in upcoming 2023 District Level Elections.

Speaking at the event, the President of NALAG, Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh stated that

“If we want to make up for the democratic deficit of under-representation of women at the local level, we as a country must deliberately focus on the continuous building of the capacity of women to improve their performance in the various electoral areas.”

He further encouraged stakeholder institutions such as the MMDAs, training institutions, and agencies providing services and implementing development initiatives to provide appropriate support to women’s concerns by creating an enabling environment for their participation, advocacy, education and the provision of resources.

The event was attended by the President of the Association, the Women Caucus Representative, the Ashanti Regional Representative, the General Secretary of the Association,  as well as Dr Daniel Appiah, Lecturer, Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghanaamong others.