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Ladies in Ministry Honours Outstanding Women in Volta

By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh.com |

Ladies in Ministry International, non-denominational Christian group which aims at mentoring young ladies into women of substance and vessels for God, has celebrated some seven outstanding women in a ceremony held at Hlefi in the Host West District of the Volta Region.

The event on Friday, March 8 to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD) themed, “Balance for Better”, was meant to encourage more women to aim for excellence in their various endeavors.

The most outstanding award for the day went to Rev. Mrs. Christiana Adehenu for her sterling qualities.

Rev. Mrs. Adehenu, a recently ordained pastor in the Assemblies of God Church and also Founder of the Ministry, was described as “a motivator, an encourager, an inspirer” and “an honourable vessel of God”.

The award also extolled her qualities as someone “into whose hands God has entrusted the enormous task of helping young ladies discover their God given talents, nurturing them to become useful instruments in the hands of God as agents of transformation.”

Rev. Mrs. Adehenu (in white) being awarded

Other outstanding women on the day included a retired educationist, Mrs. Janet Abiwu whose contribution towards provision of learning materials for Kpale-Xoase Basic School was recognised.

Again, Mad. Margarete Quaye who before her retirement headed the school which produced Volta’s best 2018 BECE pupil.

Also, Queen mother from Ziavi Traditional Area, a Rev. Minister, NDC Ho West Constituency Women’s Organiser, and Assembly woman from the area were also honoured for distinguishing themselves in their respective fields.

The all-women affair which brought women together to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in society and to deliberate on the way forward was also attended by basic school pupils in the area and two friends of the Ministry from Uganda.

Some participants at the event

Speaking at the event, Volta Regional Human Resource Manageress, Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Mrs. Sally Donkor-Zonu observed that the issue of gender inequality was about the mindset and nothing more saying, “we have tuned our mind to the fact that we have been made vulnerable and treated unequally.”

Mrs. Donkor-Zonu said women were not created weaker than the men as perceived by society because “in the first creation account, God fashions man and woman as fully equal bearers of his image” and they “jointly receive His blessing and commission to rule the earth.”

According to her, it was about time women stopped singing the gender inequality song and made good use of the “power and numerous opportunities and advantages” they have.

She gave an instant where she was in the labour ward to be delivered of her child. She recalled that her husband could not stand the sight of the childbirth and had to rush out. She added that despite the pain in childbearing, some women had gone to labour wards several times in their lifetime and wondered how such a group could be referred to as “weaker vessel”.

The Ministry member therefore called on parents, especially mothers, to provide good training to their children, not assign gender-based roles to them and make the efforts to empower their girls by educating them, building their communication skills and giving them decision-making roles to spur them on for great exploits in future.

Senior Nurse at Volta Regional Hospital, Mrs. Victoria Dumevi led a chat on cervical cancer and underscored the need for women to go for checks to know their status.

She touched on its possible causes including early sexual life and multiple sexual partners. She also outlined some symptoms, preventive measures, insisting on good diet (with vegetables and fruits) as well as treatment for the cancer.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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