First Lady celebrates mothers

As the world celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has stated that no mother should die while giving life to another child she carried in her womb for nine months.

“No woman should die giving life to another and no mother should lose a child she has carried for nine months.

The affectionate mother asked everyone to appreciate the role women played in instilling discipline, protecting and creating opportunities for a better life for their children.

“As a mother, I am mindful of the struggles mothers go through, as we work tirelessly to instill discipline, protect and create opportunities for a better life for our children”, Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo added in a Mother’s Day celebration message.

The First Lady reminded Ghanaians of the “needless deaths of children and mothers at the Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi and appealed to them to donate in cash or kind to the special fund at the Komfo Anokye Hospital to build a new  maternity block.

“As we honour mothers, let us all resolve to contribute to ‘The save a child, save a mother project’ by contributing in kind or in cash to the special fund to build a new unit for the Komfo Anokye maternity block. Please pay your cheque or cash into the Save a Child Save a Mother account, at Access bank”.

Motherhood is a tough job, she said and added that a mother would move heaven and earth for her child.

“Mothers shape our lives, nurture our talents and inspire us to achieve greater heights. Every mother deserves to have this special day”.

She urged mothers to keep up the good work even in the face of challenges, knowing that in due course “we would all enjoy the fruit of our labour.”

It does not matter, Mrs Akufo-Addo observed  “whether this woman is your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, foster or adoptive mother, please remember to say thank you today. These women deserve your appreciation,” the First Lady added.

By Malik Sullemana


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