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17.05.2019 General News

Stop Tagging Widows, Aged As Witches— MP

By Benedict Kweku Nkrumah
Stop Tagging Widows, Aged As Witches— MP

Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central Constituency, Hon. Naana Eyiah on Sunday celebrated Mother's Day with widows and the aged from 11 communities at Gomoa Pomadze in the Gomoa Central District of the Central Region.

The Communities include Ayensuadze, Abaasa, Abonyi, Nsuem, Awombrew, Oguakrom, Nyakuadze, Chapass, Mpota, Pomadze and Asebu.

Hon. Naana Eyiah who is also the Deputy Minister for Land and Natural Resources has admonished Ghanaians especially the youth to stop calling widows and the aged witches.

She said women are celebrated annually due to their selfless contributions towards the nation's development and therefore deserves to be respected rather than denigrating them with all manner of abusive words.

"It's sad that widows and the aged especially women are being tagged as witches after spending all their lives taking care of their children and grandchildren.

“I want to use this day to call on society to give our mothers the needed support and care because they are contributing their quota towards community development. They have worked for this country in one way or the other and so deserves to be celebrated.

“As a Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central Constituency, I will do everything within my power to provide the needed support to widows and the aged within my Constituency. I appreciate your cordial relationship with me and NPP government led by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and his Vice, Alhaji Muhammadu Bawumia,” she intimated.

Hon. Naana Eyiah appeal to Chiefs of various communities to ensure widows and the aged in their Communities were given the needed respect and care they deserve to live longer.

She urged parents not to curse their children when they fault but speak words of encouragement to them to become responsible citizens.

"Let bless our children so that they would prosper and cater for us at our old age," Hon. Naana Eyiah noted.

Hon. Benjamin Kojo Otoo, District Chief Executive for Gomoa Central commended Hon. Naana Eyiah for her wonderful performance towards improving the situation in the District.

“Hon. Naana Eyiah's performance over the past two years has put Gomoa Central Constituency on the World Map. Her positive contribution in the Gomoa Central Constituency is extra Ordinary.

“This is attracting Gomoa Central citizens especially the youth both home and abroad to invest in different sectors of the economy which would generate income for the people.

“Hon. Naana Eyiah's personal relationship with the constituents shows that His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo appointed her as Deputy Minister for Land and Natural Resources was on merit. Let all support her to succeed.

“As we celebrate your day, I will like to call on you to rally behind Hon. Naana Eyiah to bring out her best for the Constituency," he emphasised.

Hon. Benjamin Kojo Otoo used the occasion to advocate for Boy Child Education urging parents to ensure that their boys also attain the height of their educational latter.

"It's interesting to note that more girls are going to write 2019 BECE than boys in the District. This shows that we have work at hand. If we allow boys to drop out of school, the subsequent results would affect our society negatively," he stressed.

The 650 widows and aged were each given half piece of cloth as a remembrance of the 2019 Mother's Day celebration in the Gomoa Central Constituency.

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