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In celebration of Mother’s Day in Ghana, we remember the women who fought for their belief and dared to excel in a male dominated society. We celebrate our warriors, our mothers, whose actions changed history and those still shaping our society today.

“A man may work from dusk to dawn, but a woman’s work is never done.”
Undoubtedly, moms deserve to be celebrated because they’re always putting others ahead of themselves. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to stop and reflect on all of her hard work.

Of course, Mother’s Day isn’t just a day for celebrating your own mother. It’s a day for honoring all the women in your life who support and nurture you.

Sometimes, the best way to thank mom is with a simple and heartfelt message. Not all of us can write like Shakespeare, and it can be difficult to put our feelings into words.

On Mother’s Day I would want to focus on one simple Woman called Matilda Amissah- Arthur.

Mrs. Matilda Amissah –Arthur’s dedication to improving the lives of women is apparent in the numerous endeavors she has undertaken throughout her life as a Mother for many years.

The reach of her rural philanthropist work highlights the unique authority of the immediate Past Second Lady of Ghana in promoting important issues for citizens as a mother.

Her eagerness to build the” Breaking the Myth “platform to help Children and heir mums through her efforts through collaborative support underlines the critical need for capacity-building and sustainable partnerships to both implement and scale successful interventions for women and girls across Africa.

She’s a care giver; she is a woman who has got strength, vision and foresight. She is highly innovative and does not slack in pursuing her mission in fulfilling her set goals. She is a very good example of the woman in Proverbs 31:10-30.

I salute you on Mother’s day Mum.

“Humanitarian actions of Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur are the visible effects of her deep commitment to improving the human condition.” especially the generosity of a woman attentive to vulnerabilities and pain of humanity. That is the Mum.

On mother’s day I want to take a look at the stabilizing roles her work as a mother in the area of Humanitarian services and ensure that they remain grounded.

Beginning from this edition, we will be taking an in-depth look at some of the laudable initiatives they have championed as a Mother for all and sheer deep compassion for the less privileged.

As she uses her Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Non-Political and Non-Profit making charitable organization ,with advocacy for the mobilization for the promotion, protection and realization of Women’s human rights, the elimination of all forms of repugnant practices as well as violence against women and the enhancement of their living standards, through Family Life Enhancement Initiative.

Through the laudable efforts of her project as a mother – , she has brought joy where tears had once been a daily diet, she has given hope where hopelessness had been an abiding companion, and she has restored a sense of self and endless possibilities where despondency had once held sway.

She a indeed a mum and a typical example for many women and children to follow as she has done so much and have proved beyond all reasonable doubt that they are role models to our many young women and children in our society.

Working with Mama Tilly. I can say she’s is an enigmatic personality exuding strength of character, bravery and courage, compassion and love, go-getter spirit, resilience, zeal and passion, high intelligence.

From my records she has criss-crossed the length and breadth of Ghana to help in the advocacy for women, this is the zeal and passion with which she has pursued the empowerment of Ghanaian women are said to be unparalleled.

Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur ,after the Exit of office of the husband continues to be a care giver and raises awareness about the critical maternal issues in the country, in order to help raise awareness on maternal health for children and their mothers in the country by wiping away tears on the faces.

As I continue to monitor her activities, out of office Mrs. Amissah-Arthur has continuously called for creating a culture of caring and commitment to education.

Working hard to contribute to the improvement of the welfare of our mothers and children through her own initiative and is working to increase access to quality maternal and infant health services in Ghana.

She has continued with her commitment to tour majority of the health centers in the country and has given hope to the less privileged in society and also to see to the welfare of sick children in the country, so that she can help alleviate them from their suffering.

Through her Ngo Breaking the Myth she continues to help improve the lives and well-being of women, youth and the less privileged members of the society which is key and has championed the crusade against HIV/AIDS and through awareness and sensitization programs with Maternal and Child Health been her priority.

A strong advocate on issues relating to children, she has also has been in the vanguard of fight for the education of children as a right together with health related issues.

Once a Librarian always a Librarian. She has carried out extensive sensitization programs in the society laying emphasis on enrollment, retention and completion of children’s education with the aim of seeing to it that children were treated with care because they are our future leaders.

Active woman

Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, a professional librarian herself, and former President of the Association, is at the forefront by helping children in the country to advance social values and adopt reading as a habits as youths of this country.

Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur uses her NGO as a passion for children and organizes reading clinics for children across the country because they are the future leaders of our country.

She has done significant work promoting greater emphasis on women and girls in development. Is the battle for their health and education in the country?

These are some of the places Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur has visited and made donations to the Pediatric wards and also donated hospital equipment valued at millions of cedi’s.

Health Care contributions

The areas include Cape Coast Regional Hospital , Axim and Half-Assini Government Hospital in the Western Region. Tikobo No 2 in the Jomoro District of the Western region.

Axim Municipal Hospital, Princess Marie Louis Hospital, Accra, Swedru Municipal Hospital in Agona Swedru ,Koforidua Regional hospital, Axim District Hospital , Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Tarkwa Municipal Hospital ,Suhum Municipal Hospital ,Taifa District Hospital ,St. Anthony's Hospital in Dzodze, in the Volta Region, Hohoe municipal Hospital , Sogakokpe District hospital.

Axim Municipal Hospital three times , Princess Marie Louis Hospital, Accra,Eikwe Catholic Hospital, Newtown Health Centre in the Ellembelle Jomoro Districts of the Western Region.the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando Municipality of the Volta region. Enchi Government hospital, Asankragua Catholic Hospital and the Huni Valley health Centre ,Bibiani Government Hospital , Sefwi Wiaso Municipal hospital, Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando Municipality ,Kukurentumi Chip compound, Kutu Krom chip compound,

Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur has donated assorted items including fruits, drinks, biscuits, toys and writing materials to the Children’s Ward of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

HIV and other diseases. For those of us who have wirked with president Mahama,we know his role as a leader who is molding and mobilizing the society, in positive path no matter the challenges, its is clear to all reasonable people.

Some of other critical medical facilities that she has visited and donated include the following places, Orthopedic Training Centre at Nsawam in the Eastern Region. Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Weija Leprosarium, HIV Centre in Koforida.

Mrs. Amissah-Arthur has also put up a building a three classroom block for the Methodist Rafiki Village at Effutu Gyahadze.

She has also helped the - Agona Duakwa Islamic Basic School, Agona Kwanyarko Anglican Basic School ,Inauguration of an Information and Communication Technology and Teachers Resource Centre for the people of Lower Bobikuma , inauguration of a 30-million dollar computer laboratory for PLAY Soccer Ghana, a FIFA project based in Cape Coast that uses football and ICT to prepare children under nine years for football and leadership purposes, Assorted library books and laptop for the Kogle Primary and Junior High School (JHS)in the Nandom District of the Upper West Region, donation of library books and materials to the Ghana Christian International High, School Pomaa – Adieso Campus Hwiremoase in the Adansi North of the Ashanti region.

Donation of library books and laptops to the St Thomas Aquinas Junior High School (JHS) in Kpando,EP Basic Schools in Dzodze Ablorme ,A.M.E. Zion Basic School at Kedzi in the Keta Municipality and ,Abor R C Basic school. Donation of library books and a set of computers each with a UPS to the Methodist Primary school in Dwinase in the Sefwi Wiaso Municipality, Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality, Dompim Methodist JHS, Tarkwa Methodist JHS, and Bogosu Methodist JHS and Brawire-Akyinim MA JHS school in Axim .

She has also visited the Ntronang Presbyterian Basic School also in the Birim North District where she presented ten laptop computers, library books to the school and cartons of bottled water to the teachers.


Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has called on Ghanaians in general and families of lepers in particular to accept and integrate cured lepers into their midst because the disease is curable.

As a friend of Lepers in the country she has called on Ghanaians to show love to lepers by reaching out to them and also advised that as people we should learn to accept and integrate cured lepers into society, because the disease is curable.

Some few years ago, she joined the Lepers Aid Committee, chaired by Very Rev. Fr Andrew Campbell to mark World Leprosy Day with the inmates at Weija Leprosarium.

Some of the orphanages that she has visited and made donations are the are Kinder Paradise, an orphanage at Prampram, in the Dangme East District, Raffiki, an orphanage centre owned by the Methodist Church at Winneba, Kokrobite Chiltern Centre, BASICS international in Chorkor. Donation of food and educational materials and other assorted items to the children’s in Osu , together with her Support to the elderly at Help Age Ghana is a non-governmental organization.

Your- Excellency Matilda Amissah Arthur, continue with your good works for Mother Ghana. .A woman of virtuous well known and appreciated by all her Nation international philanthropic and humanity services a pragmatic woman of power in an administrator, a mediator, home builder, a mother of the less privilege, once a helper scalier and achiever.

She’s a woman whose human, consultative, prudent and visionary intellect is unparalleled.

Thank you soo much Mama Tilly Happy Mother’s day.

Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo/freelancer

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