As the global community marks Mother’s Day, Professor Joseph Atsu Ayee, Senior Lecturer, Political Science Department, University of Ghana, on Sunday, saluted the hard work and the contributions of mothers to Ghana’s socio-economic development.
He noted that the resilient efforts of Ghanaian mothers to raise children had gone a long to bring the nation this far.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Prof Atsu Ayee said Mother’s Day should be a time of reflection about motherhood.
“It should be a day of reflection about what mothers have done and continue to do. And we should also remember single parent mothers who are still toiling to make their children survive,” Prof Atsu Ayee stated.
He intimated that as the world celebrates Mother’s Day, there was the need for them to also look at the onerous responsibility which mothers had done and continue to do.
He stated that mothers’ play critical roles in the upbringing of their children; adding that “even if their children are old, they still want to have that affection, that love (for them)”.
“We salute all mothers. And we should also pray that God should give them (mothers) robust health and the resources to discharge their onerous responsibilities.”
Prof Atsu Ayee, who called for special prayers for mothers; also noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had actually affected more women than men.
“So, I think that we should spend time reflecting over what women have done and continue to do, especially within this era of the COVID-19 pandemic. And they (women) are the most vulnerable group, in terms of taking care of children, in terms of taking care of the house,” he said.
Prof Atsu Ayee further urged Ghanaian mother’s to continue to discharge their responsibilities in spite of the numerous problems and the challenges that they were facing.
“We know that even though they may not get their rewards (on this earth), their rewards will be in heaven.”
Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday of May each year.
It is a day that marks the celebration of motherhood and acknowledges everything a mother does diligently in raising her children.