According to Hon. Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei; member of parliament for the Akuapem North Constituency, she had to leave her newborn baby in the USA to come vote in support of the infamous e-levy bill. To her, voting in support of the e-levy bill is a national assignment hence that hasty decision to leave her newborn baby and come to parliament.
Talking in regards to rumours that alleged she was flown into the country by a private jet, the mp while on an interview at Joy News disclosed that she had flown out of the country on Delta Airlines and returned back onboard the same airlines. According her, these rumours are baseless accusations and needed no attention at all.
“l left my week old child to support a national assignment. Now to be part of this government and for the government to be making these major strides and the government to be taking certain important decisions.
“In every situation that I am in, once I’m alive, I’m healed and I am hearty I think if my presence is needed to take such a major decision for the government no matter where I am I should be able to make myself available,” she told Joy News in an interview.
The mp further revealed that as women and as feminist are fighting to be recognized in male dominated areas, they shouldn’t hesitate to do away with certain conditions and situations in order to achieve positive results.
“If as women we are pushing for inclusion at every stage of decision making, we keep making the argument that District Assembly level, at the Parliamentary level, at every level 52% of the women in Ghana are not well represented. We have to prove ourselves, we have to justify the inclusion that we seek. That we cannot allow certain things about us to affect our contribution when we are included”, she stated.