Adwoa Sarfo Ghana’s first female Deputy Majority Leader

adwoa_safo2When the Seventh Parliament of Ghana’s Forth Republic opens on 7th January, the House will have its first female Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo.

The New Patriotic Party, which will form the next government, on Thursday named Ms. Sarfo, the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, for the position.

“I’m very very humbled,” told a local radio following her nomination.

“For the august House, and the party leadership to have considered my name, I feel humbled for a woman to take that position for the first time,” she stated. “I’m going to bring on board team playing, humility, honesty.”

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Ms. Sarfo, 35, is a lawyer. She holds LLB from University of Ghana, Legon, a BL from the Ghana Law School and an LLM from George Washington University.

She is the daughter of industrialist and pastor, Apostle Kwadwo Safo.

The New Patriotic Party won Presidential election held on 7 December last year as well gaining majority of the 275 Parliamentary seats.

There was a marginal increase in the number of women parliamentarians from 29 to 35.

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Image credit: Graphic Online

 

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