It has been argued that the main setback of women aspirants is finance, unlike their male folks who are able to raise more money to fund their campaigns.

The Gender Activist said last year’s campaign became so capital intensive with the electorates used to being given money and gifts, which the women do not have the capacity for.

Madam Bame said women are finding it quite difficult getting into parliament and those who have actually won, finance has been one of their major headaches.

She argued that the Affirmative Action Bill would speed up the pace of changing this phenomenon without which she believes Ghana is not going to get anywhere regarding women representation in parliament.

The Bill seeks to identify and redress areas of social, cultural, economic and educational imbalance in Ghana, especially as they relate to discrimination against women, and to promote the full and active participation of women in public life by providing for a more equitable system of representation in electoral politics and governance.

This, the Suame MP agrees to and stated Ghana’s parliament is far below the expected numbers.

“It does appear that our women folks are not finding space in parliament…together we have to work on that,” he said calling for an active participation of the political parties to create this space.