Nana Ama Amaniwaah, Queen of Abetifi in the Eastern Region, has commended President John Dramani Mahama for advocating for the inclusion of queens in the various houses of chiefs.
She said the call was in the right direction and represented the voices of queens who had over the years been left out of the institution.
Nana Amaniwaah, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency, said the inclusion of queens in the houses of chiefs to represent the interest of women was long overdue and must be treated with the urgency it deserved.
She said today’s woman had become integral in national development and must be provided the platform to participate in the decision-making process in all endeavours.
“It is now common knowledge that there is a woman behind every successful man and the time has come for the contribution of women to be more visible even in the midst of men,” she said.
To this end it was imperative for queens to be admitted to the houses of chiefs to make input in their deliberations since they also played significant roles in the chieftaincy institution, she said.
Nana Amaniwaah, who is also the Adontenhemaa of the Kwahu Traditional Council, entreated the leadership of the houses of chiefs to consider President Mahama’s proposal to give queens some voice.
She was of the view that the queens would contribute meaningfully to the chieftaincy institution if given the opportunity to be part of the houses of chiefs.