The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) through its President, Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong Manso, is calling on the Government and relevant stakeholders to ensure that health care delivery in the country is improved upon especially for mothers and women in general.
In its goodwill message to mothers as part of commemorating the Mothers’ Day which falls on the ninth of May this year, the GPCC said: “We wish to especially call on government and all other relevant stakeholders to commit to ensuring that our hospitals and health facilities are improved to reduce to the barest minimum cases of maternal mortalities as well as improvements in the general welfare of mothers and women in general.”
The call was necessitated by some “untold hardships and challenges” the GPCC identified to be confronting the women in the country. These range from lack of quality healthcare resulting in prenatal and postnatal complications, malnutrition, domestic violence, single parenthood, among others.
It is also to recognise and celebrate the “heroic and exceptional contributions of all Mothers to the well-being and stability of the family, the Church, the Community and the world in general,” and the fact that “many mothers continue to show strength and resilience in their quest to sustain the family” amid the challenges earlier mentioned.