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The Gender imbalance motivated my political ambition- Erica Arthur, TTAG-WEC President.

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The leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana, TTAG, can currently boast of the women empowerment seminars conducted over the years and have yield ambitious females who have and are currently manning up to compete to change the status quo aimed at heading higher political positions in the Teacher Trainee’s Association of Ghana, TTAG.

Out of the five sectors, three sectors, EGA, WEC, and VOLTA saw women competing to head presidential positions in TTAG’s local administration.

The outcome of the local elections from these sectors, saw Erica Arthur and Francisca Adjei Yeboah, from WEC and EGA respectively, voted in as the local Presidents of the association. Unfortunately, Perpetual S.M Wadjoly couldn’t secure enough votes to get the opportunity to lead TTAG-VOLTA.

In an exclusive interview on cedinews.com with Erica Arthur, she said, “what motivated her to go into the TTAG-WEC leadership was the obvious gender imbalance she saw in the leadership of TTAG”. In view of thwarting and changing the norm which mostly embraces her opposite sex (men) in leadership, she campaigned on the motto dubbed, “challenging the status quo and effecting positive change”. In her clarification pertaining to her motto, she said, “My motto was for the people to be willing to partake in the international movement for women empowerment.” She added that, “I told them (delegates) that in as much as we want women empowerment, it doesn’t mean they should vote for any woman but if a particular woman proves herself as fit then they should endorse her.”

Who is Erica Arthur?

Erica Arthur is a 24 year old ambitious lady from Enchi in the Western North region. A prospective level 300 student of OLA College of education. She attended her basic school at Wisdom Preparatory School at Enchi, continued to SHS at Armed forces senior high technical school.

Erica was admitted to OLA college of education in the year 2017. She was crowned Face of OLA college of education for the 2018/2019 academic year. She served as the president of the Science, Mathematics and Technology Students Association for the same academic year. She was the SRC vice-president and women’s commissioner of her college, OLA college of education in the aforementioned year. She persued her student politics and was voted as the TTAG-WEC vice President in 2018/2019 TTAG year. Currently, she heads the TTAG-WEC sector as it’s president.