Former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Rachel Appoh

Former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Rachel Appoh has expressed gratitude to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for seeing to the birth of her political career.

Taking to social media to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the NDC, she stated that due to the efforts of the political party, the Gomoa Central constituency had its first legislator being a female.

According to her, if not for the political party, she 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.

“I celebrate you today for giving me the opportunity to serve on your ticket as the youngest female 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 1st woman to represent on public account leadership in the history of Ghana, the youngest among the Executives/Ministers of State, the first woman to become a Minister in the history of these two constituencies under one district, Gomoa East and Central respectively,” she communicated.

The former appointee of the erstwhile John Mahama administration further testified that as a member of the Executive, she had the privilege to partake in several engagements with international bodies.

Some countries she cited include UK, USA, Switzerland, Turkey, Holland, Nigeria, Mexico, France, Japan, Canada among others.

“Thanks to the party’s leadership for their motivation. I really appreciate this great NDC party as we celebrate our 29th anniversary,” she concluded.

The National Democratic Congress Thursday, June 10, 2021, marked its 29th anniversary and for the first time, the party celebrated the event without the founder, Jerry John Rawlings.

During the event at the party headquarters, General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia touted the role of the party in the making of the 1992 constitution and how the party will forge ahead without founder Jerry John Rawlings.

He further described the NDC as the most successful party since the country gained independence.