The Founder of the Harvest Chapel of Aba in Abia State, Nigeria, Rev. Evanda Iyandkdue has asked society to remember the less privileged women such as those who are barren during occasions like Mothers Day Celebration to make them feel part of the community.
Speaking on Mothers? Day from her base in Nigeria, Rev. Iyandkdue noted that society has neglected such women for far too long, and that it is now time for them to be appreciated by both family members and society during such occasions.
She described the situation as prevalent in the African culture, and called on society to begin to recognize the role play by all such women towards the development of the nation.
She further stressed that they might not have biological children of their own, but majority of the barren women have taken up motherhood responsibilities by catering for the upbringing of many children in society who are either children of their immediate family members or of other people in the society.
She also hinted that other mothers have lost all their children through death, and these unfortunate women have been neglected by society because of their unfortunate situation, and therefore appealed to society to comfort such women also during occasions like Mothers Day.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Ghana branch of the Rivers of Life Ministry Int. at Winneba in the Central Region, Prophet George Nii Aryeh has called for stiffer punishment for women who give birth but abandon them to their fate.
According to him, some women also give birth but leave the children in the care of other members of the family for the rest of their lives.
He said such women should be dealt with by the law when caught, and should not be celebrated by society because they cannot be used as living examples to others.