Volta Region elects five women parliamentarians
The figure is an improvement on the 2012 election which saw four entering Parliament from the region.
All the five women, two of whom are new entrants, were elected on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Hohoe Constituency retained Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo with 35,437 votes which represented 82.93 per cent having beaten four other candidates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), National Democratic Party (NDP) and Convention People’s Party (CPP).
Della Sowah was also retained in the Kpando Constituency after defeating the NPP’s Djampoh Elvis, NDP’s Daniel Carl and CPP’s Isaac Adjanya with 17,318 votes, which represented 82.38 per cent.
North Dayi welcomed new entrant and winner of the Parliamentary seat, NDC’s Joycelyn Tetteh, who also beat four other contestants, all men.
Another new entrant, Angela Oforiwaa Alorwu-Tay, who contested the Afadjato South seat, also won with 19,486 of the total votes cast representing 83.69 per cent.
In the Krachi West Constituency, the seat occupied by the Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Adjoa Ntoso, was heavily contested by independent candidate Emmanuel Jalulah who won 5,163 of the total votes cast representing 25.98 per cent and the NPP’s Douglas Osei-Nti who had 5,016, representing 25.24 per cent.
Madam Ntoso won with 9,644, which represented 48.52 per cent.This is said to be among the lowest votes recorded by the NDC in the region.