The 5 areas in the north have handiest 4 feminine Members of Parliament (MPs).

They come with Zewura Ibrahimah in the Salaga South Constituency in Savannah Region, Hajia Lariba Abudu in the Walewale Constituency of the North East Region, Lydia Akanvarib Lamisi Adakudugu in the Tempane Constituency and Lardi Ayii Ayamba of the Pusiga Constituency in the Upper East Region respectively.

Nationally, ladies’s illustration in the present (2021-2024) parliament stands at 40 (14.5 in step with cent) out of a complete of 275 parliamentarians.

These had been made recognized at a discussion board organised via Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) for media practitioners in the Upper East Region, on Saturday.

The discussion board, dubbed “CODAC-Star Ghana Foundation training on gender responsive reporting for enhancing women’s political participation” with investment from Star Ghana Foundation, attracted media staff from the quite a lot of districts in the area.

The stakeholders additionally expressed fear over the fashion of gender gaps and marginalisation which permeated all spheres of lifestyles, together with the standard political device and the trendy political methods in the rustic.

A construction marketing consultant, Mr Sumaila S. Saaka, who facilitated the programme, seen that the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in Ghana over time had additionally witnessed the similar pattern.

Mr Saaka, who attributed the fashion to socio-cultural and non secular norms, stressed out that the media may just now not break out from being gender bias when it got here to reporting on feminine applicants as they gained much less protection than their male opposite numbers. .