On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the second Deputy Minority Whip, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah has asked Ghanaians to fight against factors that are militating against women in the country.
She observed one serious thing that affects women and threatens their existence is maternal mortality, which has become topical in Ghana in recent times.
Ms Ghanasah who is the Member of Parliament for Ada explained delays in seeking appropriate healthcare and reaching health facility as well as obtaining timely and effective care at health facilities have been the key contributor to maternal mortality in Ghana.
She said it thus behooves on the government, civil society organizations and individuals to work assiduously to end maternal mortality and appreciate motherhood, noting “the role of mothers in our society cannot be underestimated considering the role women play in general”.
In a Mother’s Day message, she also condemned “callous men or husbands” who after having children with women abandon them to fend for themselves and the children. “As by their nature the woman will take care of the children through thick and thin.
In many instances the woman sells her personal belongings notably cloth, jewellery others to cater for her children. I salute all mothers especially those going through one challenge or the other, or neglect to feed and educate their children,” she said.
The MP has thus underscored the need for leaders, policy and lawmakers as well as the general public to consider measures that would effectively address issues affecting women or mothers through the development of programmes and activities.
That, she explained, would enhance the quality of life of mothers.
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