Bridget Bonnie Agbenyor aspires to be Ghana’s President

Bridget Bonnie Agbenyor aspires to be Ghana’s President

Bridget Bonnie ready to occupy the big seat

 When Ms Bridget Bonnie Ag­benyor became the first female Student’s Representa­tive Council (SRC) President for the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana (WIUC-Gh) in 2019, many thought it was just a fluke.

Ms Bonnie(right) with former President Mahama
Ms Bonnie(right) with former President Mahama

But for her, it was a launch pad to her political ambition.

It was a major step towards attain­ing the ultimate of securing the high­est political position in the country.

The 32-year-old dynamic and eloquent Ms Bonnie has since posi­tioned herself as one of the young voices within Ghana’s political space currently.

The Founder of 18Plus4NDC, a network of social democrats that upholds the principles and values of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), believes she is the next big thing in Ghana politics.

Before becoming the SRC Presi­dent, she pursued her first degree in Communications. She was the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the SRC at Lister Professional Institute in 2014 where she attained a diploma in Marketing.

Then at Wisconsin, she became the Deputy Inter-Communications Person for the SRC while in level 100 and 200 before going for the ultimate SRC President in level 300.

In her view, she needed the power to address the grievances of students and attaining the highest position in students’ politics.

One of her biggest achievements as the SRC President, was to form the Greater Accra SRC Presidential Caucus which brought together all colleague Presidents within the region to under­take several humanitarian projects in a bid to impact on society.

Aside leading the 18Plus4NDC, she was recently appointed as a member of the National Youth Wing Committee of the party.

While contesting to become Pres­ident, she was advised to settle for either the Vice or Women’s Commis­sioner but threw caution to the wind and went all out for the top position.

Following her regular visits to rural communities, she observed that, many young people were not in school. Essentially, those children could benefit from skills training to become entrepreneurs or gainfully employed.

Ms Bonnie also recommended an improvement in the agricultural sec­tor by getting warehouses in villages and making their roads better to transport produce to the capital and other parts of the country.

Implementing some sound economic policies like the ‘24-hour economy policy’ that would ensure that companies operate day and night, in her view would turn around the fortunes of the country for the better.

She explained that the policy would ensure workers run the shift sys­tem where peo­ple can work for few hours and make way for others, with the cycle con­tinuing for 24 hours.

Bridget Bonnie ready to occupy the big seat
Bridget Bonnie ready to occupy the big seat

Getting enough resources has been a major challenge in her bid to impact on society as they travel very often with­out money or logistics.

Aside that, doing politics and working is another challenge she is facing as there is usually limited time to travel.

The Digital Marketing Executive and Social Entrepreneur has worked in places including Dalex Finance, ViPit Africa and is now the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pardia Multimedia rebranded as the Bridge Consult.

She attained her Senior High education at Ada Senior High School in 2011, holds a certif­icate in Radio and Television Presentation from the Gha­na Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Mas­ters in Brands and Commu­nications Manage­ment from the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA).

Her hobbies are sight-seeing and reading, and fulfilled when she impacts on someone’s life. To achieve her desire of impacting on people’s lives, she runs the ‘Bridget Bonnie and Friends’ Foundation where they provide financial support for the needy but brilliant students from Junior High Schools to universi­ties.

They also engage in blood dona­tions and recently presented relief items to victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.

If having a dream and working towards achieving same is the way to achieve success, Bridget Bonnie seems to be on the right path to making history as one of Africa’s few female Presidents.

 By Michael D. Abayateye

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