Former Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Hanna Bissiw has revealed that as the result of her generosity towards children in her community, even a male child is named after her.
According to her, there are instances where she had protested decision by parents to give her feminine name to their male wards but they resisted.
Speaking in an interview with Francis Abban on Morning Starr, the National Women Organiser-elect of the opposition NDC said:
“Because of what I went through growing up, I live for the children in my village. Every now and then I share with them. More than 100 children in my village have been named after me. There is a young boy who bears my name Hanna Louisa Bissiw,”
On building her character, the veterinary doctor said she learnt the value of being principled during her education period in Cuba.
“My principles are to try as much as possible to do the right thing, speak the truth and stand by it. I do not compromise as well. I am loyal first of all to God and then to my party (NDC) and to the nation at large.
I am loyal to the leadership of my political party. When I believe something is right, that is it. I cannot be compromised”, the former legislator for Tano South added.