Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency, Hon. ASK Bagbin, celebrates this year’s Mothers Day at Naro, a village under the Nadowli-Kaleo District in the Upper West Region.
The event took place on 12th May, 2019 and the Hon. Bagbin together with some top NDC Executives of the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency, observes the day with the theme; ‘MaSung’, which means Good mother.
The ceremony was also attended by some white foreign Executives, from the Netherlands.
This year’s edition is the third of its kind, as it’s been celebrated since establishment in 2016, and was not been able to be celebrated last year, 2018.
This years celebrations came with much honours put together by Hon. ASK Bagbin with support from a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘NobleCare Foundation’ and others.
Madam Signaa Serah, C.E.O of Noble Care Foundation and a beneficiary of the award scheme, who first opened a word before the MP, therefore ceased the opportunity, and highly commend Hon. MP for the good initiative engineered in order to put up smiles on the faces of the good women of the Nadowli-Kaleo District which come to play each year during this time.
She further cautioned her fellow women to be conscious of provocative utterances to their children. “Mothers’ tongues are very powerful, your tongue can either be a blessing or a curse upon your child. So, don’t insult and provoke your Children whenever they erred.”
Addressing the gathering, the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament (MP), Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, first acknowledged the unprecedented roles women play in the society.
He said that “if anyone points his/her left finger towards his/her mother, then he/she doesn’t know where he/she comes from”, which means that, mothers are so essential and needed to be treated with tender love and absolute dignity.
“Mother is not just a mere creature; she is the most essential among all in the society” Hon. Bagbin appraised.
He however, condemned the illicit habit cultivated by some men, beating their wives, to put a stop to it.
He added that, women have a natural stage called ‘menopause’, which makes them get quickly irritated. “When in that state, some people accused them of witch craft”.
Hon. Bagbin therefore charge the congregation, to halt downgrading women in the society, as what all this day, ‘mothers day’ stands for.
Hon. Bagbin therefore, awarded ten (10) outstanding women from different communities within the District, who have worked tirelessly for both motherly survival and service towards the general development of the Nadowli-Kaleo District at large.
The items presented to the awardees include pieces of cloth, foodstuffs, cooking oil, milk, plates etc together with citations to each of the awardees.
Likewise, the former awardees who benefited from the award scheme, celebrated every year on mothers day, also gave a present to the lawmaker, with a local costume popularly known as ‘Dagakparoo’ (smock) in order to also signify their pleasure and satisfaction of performances, and humanity that he has demonstrated in the entire Nadowli-Kaleo District.
Hon. Bagbin, although being a politician, and his followers didn’t show any sign of partisanship or campaign, throughout the entire event.