In what appear to be a direct jab at her mother on the day all mother's were being celebrated in Ghana, controversial Gender and social protection minister, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba was not charitable enough to spare her mum whom she's been having personal problems with.
In her mother's day message to Ghanaian mother's, Ms Djaba said "gratitude must be every where in our lives. Whether we feel wronged or wrong anyone, we must, in the same spirit in which mothers embrace children, be forgiving. This way, we make life bearable to all and those close to us."
Efforts to reach her to throw more light on the message proved futile as her phone was constantly busy.
Below is the full statement from Ms Otiko Djaba
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR GENDER, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL PROTECTION ON MOTHERS' DAY
Sunday 14th May, 2017
On A Day Such As This We Must Hail Responsible Motherhood.
This morning the mother of our nation, the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akuffo Addo has paid a glowing tribute to all mothers of our country. In line with her responsible motherhood, leadership and care for humanity, she recognised the value of our mothers and encouraged us all to appreciate mothers and mother figures in our lives.
I wish to fully associate myself and my Ministry with our phenomenal First Lady on her message and add that as a country brought forth and nurtured by our valiant mothers we recognise responsible mothers and pay tribute to their investments in us. It is only by so doing that the blessings of our Maker will continue to shape our lives now and in the future.
At this stage of our national development, gratitude must be every where in our lives. Whether we feel wronged or wrong anyone, we must, in the same spirit in which mothers embrace children, be forgiving. This way, we make life bearable to all and those close to us.
I urge all mothers to embrace their duties and responsibilities, not only to their children, but also to the entire community in which they live. The peace and harmony of our country depend also on the peaceable nature of the community our mothers raise.
Happy Mothers' Day to our valiant, phenomenal and responsible mothers.
May God bless our homeland Ghana.
Otiko Afisa Djaba
(Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection)