The Government of Ghana has joined the rest of the world to celebrate women on Mothers Day Sunday May 13.
A statement signed by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, describes mothers as “the bedrock of human civilization”, explaining “without mothers there is no human existence”.
The statement acknowledges Mothers Day as one of the most significant anniversaries in the international calendar of events and an opportunity to honor, admire and respect the women of the world.
As the ministry with direct oversight over issues related to women and children, the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry, thus celebrates Ghanaian women bearing in mind their contributions and sacrifices to the development of the country.
“I wish to appreciate, applaud and acknowledge the mothers of Ghana in particular and the world in general for their contributions, and sacrifices on behalf of the Government and People of Ghana”
While celebrating mothers for their “love and sacrifice” the ministry recognises “the challenges, difficulties and tribulations of women” and has given assurance it is working around the clock “to ensure equity, justice and fairness in governance, and the allocation of resources in Ghana”
The ministry praised women for challenging the status quo and making significant strides that have contributed to every aspect of the economy.
“Today, more Ghanaian women are getting out of their homes into paid jobs and are stoically combining their work at home as homemakers with jobs outside the home as income-earners.
“The contribution of women to the country’s economy over the years has been tremendous and visible to all in the economic, social, political, health, religious and educational spheres. It is estimated that women make up about 85 per cent of the wholesale and retail trading business sectors”
The ministry urged the public to show love to all mothers by reaching out to them and celebrating them.
As we in Ghana join the international community to celebrate and acknowledge our gallant and loving mothers, let us reach out to our mothers and all the women who have impacted our lives and say AYEKOO to them.