Life they say begins at 40; however these female MP’s have started their lives long before age 40. The talk of women empowerment has being gaining momentum for some time now which is good for our democracy. However it gets confusing sometimes considering we are in a generation where most ladies rather prefer to use what they have to get what they want. Well at least these young female MP’s under age 40 will inspire our ladies out there.
Hard work pays and it’s a principle everyone must follow. These female MP’s did not get to where they are today using foul means although one may say politics is a dirty game.
The 8th parliament of the fourth republic is made up of forty (40) females split equally between the NDC and the NPP. Out of this number, about 6 of them are well below the age of 40. Although the numbers are not too great, it is still a step in the right direction. Seeing qualified women in government is delightful.
Take a quick look at these beautiful MP’s and get to know their respective ages and constituencies.
1. Francisca Oteng-Mensah- MP for Kwabre East Constituency
Francisca Oteng- Mensah is the youngest MP of Ghana currently. She was only 23 years when she won the seat in 2016. Francisca Oteng- Mensah is the incumbent member of parliament of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Kwabre East Constituency.
She was in her second year at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she was studying Law when she contested and won the 2016 elections. She is the daughter of the CEO of Angel Group of companies by name Dr. Kwaku Oteng.
2. Dakoa Newman- MP for Okaikwei South Constituency
Hon Dakoa Newman was born on June 6, 1985 to Victor Newman. She beat off competition from the incumbent MP, Mr. Ahmed Arthur and Nana Fredua Agyeman Ofori Atta in the parties primaries. So just to put it in perspective, she beat off competition from two men!
Her father, Victor Newman is also a former MP for the same constituency so it’s safe to say he gave her some political tips on how to win the seat (haha). At the December 7 polls, Dakoa polled 40,393 votes as against 26,019 votes by the NDC’s Abraham Kotei Neequaye.
3. Mavis Nkansah Boadi- MP for Afigya Sekyere East Constituency
Honourable Mavis Nkansah Boadu is the current member of parliament of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Afigya Sekyere East Constituency in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
The beautiful MP was born on May 17, 1989 and holds an MBA in International Business from Devry University, USA and a masters degree in Human Resource Management from University College of Management Studies, Kansas.
She is currently unmarried and was an International student ambassador for Devry University- New York, (2015-2016).
4. Sarah Adwoa Safo- MP for Dome Kwabenya Constituency
Sarah Adwoa Safo is the incumbent MP of the NPP for Dome Kwabenya constituency and the Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection. She is a former minister in charge of Procurement although many did not really see the need for such a ministry.
Hon. Adwoa Safo was home schooled for her basic and Secondary school certificate in her dad’s institution and later went to University of Ghana . She holds an LLM from George Washington University and is a lawyer by profession
5. Joycelyn Tetteh- MP for North Dayi Constituency
Joycelyn Tetteh is the current MP of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for North Dayi Constituency in the Volta region. Born on January 10, 1988 in a town called Tsyome- Sabadu in the Volta region. She is one of the few female parliamentarians of the 7th parliament of the fourth republic of Ghana.
Hon. Joycelyn had her first degree at the University of Cape Coast where she studied Law and BEd in Management Studies.
Three years after she contested and won the NDC parliamentary seat for the North Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region, the chiefs and people of the North Dayi Constituency and conferred on her the title “Mama Edzeame”
6. Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei- MP for Akuapem North Constituency.
Hon Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei is the NPP MP for Akuapem North Constituency. She was born on July 24, 1982 in the Ashanti region. Hon. Nana Dokua is married to Charles Bissue and are blessed with 3 children.
She had her secondary education at St. Roses Senior high and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Ghana. She also holds a Master’s degree in Logistics and Suply Chain from Exter University in the United Kingdom.