Popular Ghanaian television personality Nana Aba Anamoah, a few days ago, responded to criticisms from feminists saying she did not believe that fighting men was the right way to go. She added that throughout her career, it was even men who helped her in most cases ascend the ladder of success. She said positions should be given to people based on competence and not their biological makeup. She made this revelation in a live interview session on social media from her residence with Ghanaian blogger Kobby Kyei.
As one of the celebrated women figures in Ghana, Nana Aba Anamoah might have surprised people when she disclosed to Ghanaian blogger Kobby Kyei in a live interview on Instagram that she disagrees with many feminists. She said job opportunities should be allocated to a person based on the person’s ability to execute the assignment to the full expectations of the employer and not because of their sex. “I Will not in any way advocate that someone should occupy a position because of their sex but only merit. The task should always be given to the person who is competent enough to execute the job. However, I will not support that when a woman desires a position but she is overlooked and it is given to a man because of her biological makeup”, she said.
Nana Aba Anamoah further explained that the true enemy to the development and progress of women was not men but incompetence. “I don’t believe in fighting men for equality. Through my career, every single person who has held my hand to make me better was a man. I don’t believe in special treatment for anybody. I started working in the media together with some other men; I was the only girl, but I rose to prominence because I worked hard and kept learning to improve myself”, she explained.
Nana Aba Anamoah was adjudged the overall best Television Personality last year by the ‘Radio and Television Personalities Awards’ in Accra. She is currently the General Manager of Gh One Television; a local television station in Ghana.
By Jerry Wonder