The Central Regional Women’s Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Madam Charlotte Adwoa Antwi, says women are critical to the development of every society and nation building.
This, she said, was part of the reasons that justified the celebration of Mother’s Day annually to recognise and appreciate their wonderful roles in society.
Madam Adwoa Antwi made this known when she organised a party for women at New Odonase, a suburb of Abura Dunkwa in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, during this year’s Mothers’ Day celebration.
She implored women to continue to put their shoulders to the wheel and fight the menace of social vices and inculcate good moral values into their wards.
According to her, the future of the country can be guaranteed if parents pay attention to their roles in shaping and moulding the lives of their children, because “charity, we say, begins at home.”
She has, therefore, called on parents in general and women in particular, never to neglect their important roles in the upbringing of their children.
In her view, the desire of some youth to get rich overnight and possess whatever they desire in life was responsible for the rise in social vices and other crimes.
“Mothers have decisive roles to play in our quest to fight armed robbery and cyber fraud (sakawa) among others that are gradually taking over the minds of our youth,” she stressed.
She said: “We are all where we are today, because our mothers fed us with their breasts, some sold their cloths for our fees, while others sacrificed their food for us and slept with empty stomachs.”
The desire of parents, especially women, she noted, has been to see their children become successful in their lives, so as to justify their (parents) sacrifices and efforts.
This, desire, she observed, could only be achieved if mothers continue to hold the fort in the home and provide proper care and guidance to their wards.
This way, it would lead to a significant reduction in teenage pregnancies, alcoholism, and other social vices that threaten the future of the country.
Each female who attended the event received a hamper from Madam Adwoa Antwi, while the men were given same.
Some of the women who attended showed great appreciation to the organiser for the event, while the Chief of the town, Nana Abura Adu, used the occasion to plead for development.