Victoria Lakshmi Hamah, a former Deputy Minister of Communications under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) is questioning her critics if her buttocks was the main reason for her appointment by then-President John Dramani Mahama.
“Yes, I have big behind I love it… it is natural. I didn’t go to buy it. If people want to buy it that is their choice. Was Mahama appointing big buttocks? We must get serious”, she said angrily on Metro TV Good Evening Ghana monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
The former appointee who feels betrayed and objectified by the media wondered why they were not talking about her competence as a former student leader but discriminated against her primarily because she was a woman.
According to her, the media target women and that is very shameful and unethical revealing how her history and contributions to politics in Ghana eroded while her big buttocks took centre stage of media discussions at the time.
“Every woman faces discrimination in politics but I think I faced multiple discrimination for other reasons. Probably because I was younger or maybe I was just attractive and people think you cannot be in a political power space”, she observed.
Victoria Hamah was fired on Friday, 8 November 2013 due to an audio recording purported to be hers in which she was heard telling an unnamed friend that she would not quit politics until she had made at least one million US Dollars (US $1m).
The leaked tape containing the conversation that spelt her doom, also made mentions of other public officials and politicians linked to all kinds of corrupt practices.