The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Okaikoi North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region over the weekend, organised a Mother’s Day Party for some of the elderly women in the Constituency.
A total of 120 women, were selected from each polling station aged 50 years and above. “The ceremony was to honour our women for their selfless contribution to our party and also to motivate them to do more to win the Parliamentary seat and also to work hard to retain His Excellency President John Mahama in 2016,” the Chairman, Mr Fiifi Taylor, revealed.
The Okaikoi North NDC, has been without a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1996, but according to the chairman, a nation that did not honour its heroes, is not worth dying for.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Masloc, Mr. Mustapha Abubakar, who is a member of the Constituency, thanked the women for their unflinching support to the party over the years.
He told the women not to lose hope in the midst of the unending energy crises and assured them that Prez Mahama, was equal to the task as plans are underway to fix what has become known as ‘dumsor’, as he has done with the water situation in parts of the country, especially the Greater Accra Region. He assured them of his continued support for them in the Constituency.
The Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sena Okiti Duah, who was the guest of honour, asked the women to continue to pray for the president and contribute to the building of the nation.
Mrs Okite-Duah, who until recently served as a deputy minister at the Gender Children and Social Protection Ministry said, government was giving serious attention to women, especially with regards to its policies and political appointments. “Women are the bedrock of the NDC”, she stated “and more attention will be given them”.
Each of the 120 women was presented with a mini bag of rice, while some received cloths. The women expressed excitement and thanked the constituency executives as it was the first time they were experiencing anything like that by the party.
Augustina Ntow, a women’s organiser on behalf of her colleagues, thanked the Constituency executives for remembering them and assured the executives that they would give off their best to win the Parliamentary seat and retain President Mahama in 2016.
The Constituency Chairman Mr Fiifi Taylor ( in white) presenting a bag of rice to one of the women.