Try to be proud African mothers

Mrs. Lordina MahamahThe First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has congratulated Ghanaian mothers on the occasion of this year’s Mothers’ Day, which fell yesterday.

Mrs Mahama, who is the founder of the Lordina Foundation, encouraged women to continue to be the proud African mothers, prepared to sacrifice their personal comfort for the benefit of their children.

Mothers, she noted, played significant roles in the upbringing of children, saying “this treasured mothers’ love has been time tested, and reflects the undying desire for a mother to carry all the burdens of her children, and wipe their tears with her smiles.”

Mrs. Mahama advised women not to allow the exigencies of today’s busy world and challenging demands of work to discourage and push them to abandon the role of a mother, and being there for their children.

Meanwhile, the Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Ntoso, has entreated parents to constantly monitor their children, watch out for any strange behaviour in them and liaise promptly with school authorities to solve their problems, reports Alberto Mario Mari Noretti from Ho.

In a Mother’s Day message issued at Ho, at the weekend, she said technology and the complexities of the contemporary society had exposed young people to dangers and all manner of vices, and that made it obligatory on parent s to take a firm stance to keep their children on the right track.

For instance, she said the unsupervised use of the internet by young people could expose them to pornography, and other harmful sites, which could only ruin their future.

The Regional Minister also touched on festive celebrations, and said that such events should become platforms for the promotion of morality.

“Let us be vigilant and know when our children, especially the girls, are leaving the house and when they are coming back,” she said.

She said that the war against teenage pregnancy in the region would gather significant momentum if parents lived up to their responsibilities, and kept a watchful eye on their children, and actively supported their education.

Madam Ntoso pointed out that the best role a parent could play in a child’s life was to bring him or her up to become a responsible adult, and not just giving birth to the child.

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