Gallant fathers take their turn

Gallant  fathers take their turn

About three weeks ago, this space was dedicated to mothers for their immeasurable contribution to society. Tomorrow, Sunday, June 21, 2020, is the turn of our gallant fathers who cannot be left out either.

Indeed, fathers and potential fathers remain the unsung heroes in most families. They go through thick and thin to make ends meet. As strong as they are deemed to be, they are not expected to complain not even when the “going gets tough.”

In some parts of Accra, a lot of men are seen providing services which otherwise are considered the preserve of women. Some single men, in some family settings, assume the dual roles, acting as mother and father for their wards and children.

It is common to see some food preparation at busy eateries while others go to the extent of competing for space with women at market places so they could sell their wares. A case in point is the story of Mr. Eric Kofi Aboagye also known as ‘Kofi Kenkey’ of Atadeka a suburb of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region who was published in The Spectator, early this year.

On Wednesday our photographer, Lizzy Okai, was out and about to capture men trying to make ends meet in diverse ways. 

These men and many others whose pictures have not been displayed here deserve some praises on the occasion of Father’s Day. More grease to their elbows!

Source: Ghanaian Times

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