Don’t blame mothers for failures – First Lady

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has expressed her discontent at those who blame and abandon their mothers and grandmothers for being the cause of their adversities in life.

“Accusing and blaming our mothers and grandmothers for our woes and adversities in life and banishing them to  a life of neglect is unacceptable,” she said.

She said individuals needed to take responsibility for their failures and actions instead of blaming and casting away their mothers and grandmothers.

The First Lady made the remark when she visited the Gambaga Witches Camp in the Northern Region to interact  with and also present some items to the women there. 

The items included  wax print, plastic bowls,  rice, beverages,  drinks, used clothes and oil.

The First Lady, as part of her trip to the Northern Region,  also visited Tamale and the Anfaani Children’s homes and donated assorted items to them.

The items included bags of rice, tin tomatoes, diapers,mosquito nets, gallons of oil, drinks, cartons of milo beverage drink and nido powdered milk. 

Mrs Mahama described the plight of the women at the camp as a national tragedy and, therefore, stressed the need to help the women in the camp to be re-integrated into society.

 “The neglect of a segment of the society will only retard the development of our nation,” she stated.

The First Lady embarked on a project last year to provide  accommodation and educational facilities for the women and the Gambaga community respectively. 

When completed, the project would provide facilities for the residents of the community and its surrounding areas to acquire various vocational skills so that they could learn skills to make them self-sufficient.

 Mrs Mahama said when completed, her project  would be of immense help to the women at the camp and the Gambaga community. 

According to Mrs Mahama, the project is also in fulfilment of her commitment to promote girl-child education aimed at ensuring that girls are equipped meaningfully to contribute to their development.

Mrs Mahama, who was accompanied by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Mohammed Muniru Limuna, visited the site to see the progress of work. 

The elders of the camp expressed their gratitude to the First Lady for the consistant support and care she had shown  towards the women in the camp over the years.

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