NDP calls on mothers to speak against spousal and child abuse

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has charged mothers to be outspoken on treatments that tend to trample on their rights.

In a statement issued to wish mothers well on Mothers’ Day, NDP asked mothers to condemn openly spousal and child abuse.

“We are calling on mothers to stand together with courage and speak with one voice against spousal and child abuse,” it said.

“We also urge mothers to be attentive to their children in order to protect them from any form of abuse; and to encourage the educational and social development of their children,” it added.

NDP noted that “mothers of Ghana have played a significant role in the socio-economic development of our country. Be it on the farms; in the boardrooms; in the markets or in the home, mothers continue to impact our communities positively, sometimes to the complete disregard of their own interest”.

It therefore pointed out that mothers are role models “not by choice, but by a social responsibility in ensuring the sustainability of our communities and our nation as a whole”.

The Party paid glowing tributes to mothers.

“[NDP] salutes Ghanaian mothers for the contribution and sacrifices they make towards the sustainability of the family unit and the preservation of our cultural norms; and towards the development of our nation”.