A Deputy Executive Director in Charge of Finance and Administration at National Service Scheme (NSS), Gifty Oware Aboagye has given an insight into how he grew up as a young girl in the Eastern Region without playing ‘Ampe’ the popular female game in the country.
She added that growing up she used to play football with his siblings and never had a feel of Ampe as a young girl.
I grew up in the midst of male siblings I have never played “Ampe” when I was a child I was more of a tom- boy.
‘I am human and I have a private life, most people have the perception that being female politician is too hard and such people can’t get married She stressed.
Sometimes I cry, when someone offends me and I feel hurt, I cry and also approach them to let them know I was hurt by their actions or words’ She explained.
I was born on the July 4, 1986, I had two male siblings and hail from Koforidua, but a combination of an Akyem, Kwahu and Fante my parents call me Baby Afua.
I grew up in bungalows my mother is an African print retailer whiles my father is public servant.
I knew I was going to be a politician but I didn’t know how it was going to start, I decided to study political science at University of Ghana (LEGON) but fortunately Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology (KNUST) was closer and most of my family members studied there, so that’s how come I attained my first degree at (KNUST).
Gifty Oware Aboagye, gave these insights into her life when he appeared on ‘Obaapa’ segment on the Ghana Te Sen morning show on Accra-based Top FM hosted by Nana Yaa Boamposem Ameyaw.
The Obaapa segment is one of the segments to created by the Top Media Group to celebrate women who achieved excellence in their field of work.
I decided to join Tertiary Education Confederacy, the tertiary wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) whiles in school I was a school prefect in Ghana.
She said her future as a politician was catapulted to the top, when she young men of the NPP to battle it out for the National Youth Organizer slot of the party.
I never had any political god-mother I only have mentors, like Madam Cecilia Dappah, Ursula Owusu among others.
She disclosed how she encountered former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, when I was a child due to some write up I did for her during the “Time with Uncle Chester TV show”.
She drew me closer and has been guiding me since then till date, even when she got to know my political status, she still didn’t take me off her list, I mostly go to her to seek advice concerning issues beyond my control.
She mentioned her foremost role model as her mother because she inspires her a lot.
My parents were my first love because every encouragement I got was from my parents, even if I don’t get encouraged outside I have it from home so when I don’t get positive responds from outsiders it doesn’t bother me.
I started operating my company at age 22, and my parents actually backed me up so I am encouraging parents to support their children in whatever they do because my parents encouragement actually brought me this far.
Source:Topfmonline.com/Abdul Nasir Tofik