Rachel Appoh, the former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has expressed gratitude to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for seeing to the birth of her political career.
She stated that due to the efforts of the political party, the Gomoa Central Constituency in the Central Region had its first legislator being a female.
“If not for the NDC, I would not have served as a representative on the Public Accounts Committee for the 6th Parliament as well as become a deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection and I celebrate you today for giving me the opportunity to serve on your ticket as the youngest female Member of Parliament (MP) at the Majority on the 6th Parliament and the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection of the 4th Republic.
“At least I can now boast of being the first MP for Gomoa Central Constituency, the first woman to represent on public account leadership in the history of our country, the youngest among the Executives/Ministers of State, the first woman to become a minister in the history of the two constituencies under one district, that is, Gomoa East and Gomoa Central respectively,” she touted.
Ms Appoh, the former appointee of the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration further testified that as a member of the Executive, she had the privilege to partake in several engagements with international bodies and countries including the UK, USA, Switzerland, Turkey, Holland, Nigeria, Mexico, France, Japan, Canada.
She lauded the party’s leadership for the feat chalked saying “thanks to the party’s leadership for their motivation, I really appreciate our formidable NDC party as we celebrate our 29th anniversary, and for the first time, the party celebrated the event without our founder and former President Jerry John Rawlings”.