The 8.8 Million Movement (8.8MM), a pro-NPP strategic group which seeks to mobilise Ghanaian women to vote extensively for President Akufo-Addo for a second term in government has launched its latest initiative known as ‘Good Woman, Vote!’
The “Good Woman, Vote” concept aims to encourage more women to vote by telling the success stories of the last four years and the positive impact it has had on women in a way that has not been done in the past elections while placing President Akufo-Addo as the patent choice for a better life in the upcoming December 2020 elections.
The 8.8MM believes that the ‘Good Woman Vote’ concept has become of necessity especially in the 2020 general elections as statistics indicate that over six hundred thousand (600,000) women more than men have registered to vote this year.
The movement is thus geared toward uniting women of diverse backgrounds , occupation and beliefs toward the well-being of their futures while emphasizing the core message of the New Patriotic Party using dedicated communication channels.
In a press release statement by the movement on October 13 2020, the movement acknowledges that the incumbent President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party is best placed to earn more votes given that there are more available women to vote coupled with the many social policies put in place by the incumbent government that has had direct impact on the lives of women.
Identifying the women vote as a crucial section of Ghana’s political base, the campaign seeks to employ digital and innovative platforms to set the records straight on the cardinal gender-related issues in the upcoming December 2020 general elections.
At the press release, the founder of the movement Mrs. Akosua Kozie Asaa Manu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA) in Ghana underscored that a greater number of women have been registering to make their voices heard. Mrs. Manu believes firmly that progress is a journey. According to her, Ghana has however made some difficult decisions that have begun to pay off for its present, and even better for its future. “Women should be excited about what’s coming next” she said.