Minister begs Ghanaians to support and treat orphans and widows with dignity

Minister begs Ghanaians to support and treat orphans and widows with dignity

The Upper East regional minister, Paulina Patience Abayage is asking Ghanaians to disabuse their minds of the idea that widows and orphans deserve less of a chance of bettering themselves in society.

Paulina Patience Abayage, the regional minister for Upper East has called on members of the society to desist from actions that deepen the plight of widows and orphans.

She said it was worrisome how a section of society is treating widows and orphans as though it was by choice that they lost their families.

Abayage was speaking at an engagement with about 1,000 members of the Wemo-Atu Widows and Orphans Ministry in Navrongo on Monday, March 25, 2019.

At the function, the minister condemned the conduct of society against widows and indicated that it was time such energy is channeled into their empowerment for the unfortunate.

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Widowhood is not a choice
Paulina Abayage. Photo credit:
Source: UGC

A report by Senyalah Castro quotes the minister as saying: “Widowhood is the making of God. It is not the making of Mankind. It is not by choice. So when you are hit by such a situation, it shouldn’t be something that humans should judge you for.

It shouldn’t be a crime when your husband or your mother or father dies, leaving you. It shouldn’t be the basis for people to begin to label you and call you names.

No woman will wish to see their husband dead. Widowhood is very tough and we should begin to look at how to empower these single mothers taking care of their families without their husbands”.

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The British Airways flight had taken off three hours from the Heathrow Airport in London when a loud noise was heard from the back as a man had fallen inside the plane.

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