The National Women’s Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr. Louisa Hanna Bissiw has disclosed that throughout the 2020 electioneering campaign process, her party the NDC only gave her Gh¢4,000 for campaign mobilization of women to vote for John Mahama who stood on the party’s ticket, MyNewsGh.com reports.
The former Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture was elected the National Women’s Organizer of the NDC in 2018 by beating contenders, Hajia Zaynab Mahama, who was the then incumbent as well as Hajia Tawa Zakari to take up the women leadership position in the NDC.
Dr. Bissiw said in addition to the Gh¢4000 NDC National Treasurer gave her, she was given only 30 T-Shirts in addition.
In a video re-streamed by MyNewsGh.com with Power FM’s Oheneba as host, Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw lamented that the money she was given was inadequate and could not have been used for any effective electioneering campaign if the amount of money were anything to go by.
She disclosed that all the activities she was engaged in that grabbed attention of the public could not have come from the “meagre” Ghc4000 cedis as a program she hosted to train Tamale women alone cost Ghc100,000.
“I was not getting what I needed to work with. In the election time, the truth is one, I was given 4000 and 30 T-shirts as National Women’s Organizer. I couldn’t use it for anything. So whatever work people saw me doing all over the place and were talking that I was visible together with my women and going to markets all over.. walking at Tamale, upper East with my women and organizing Accra training were my efforts… The Tamale training cost me Ghc100,000”.