Members of Parliament (MPs), Wednesday, were thrown into a state of ecstasy when one of their colleagues who promised to flow in the Queen’s Language April last year, stood up after being recognized by the Speaker, and demonstrated what she had earlier promised Ghanaians.
Following a statement on World Population Day by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Ledzokuku, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, the floor was opened for contributions from Members from both sides.
And when the NPP MP for Akwatia caught the eyes of the Speaker and was called to make her submissions, Madam Mercy Adu-Gyamfi, aka Ama Sey, did not disappoint.
Seated in the middle of Nana Akua Owusu Afriyie, NPP MP for Ablekuma North and Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, NPP MP for Sowutuom and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, the Akwatia lawmaker told the House that some women have always harboured the fear of using contraceptives for birth control.
“Mr. Speaker, some women think that the use of the pills and injection for the prevention of pregnancy comes with side effects such as weight gaining and irregular menstrual bleeding. But the good news is that if one particular method gives you challenges, a visit to your doctor or nurse can lead to the change of method applied. Other options can suit you well without problems”, she noted.
She further told Members that it is not the number of children you have that will determine how secure your future will be but rather the quality of health that one can get, urging to plan well for their family in order for their children to get “better quality of life”.
Her submission attracted a euphoric gesture from Members from both sides of the House with the Minority in particular giving her a standing ovation and appealing to the Speaker to end the contributions for another business discussions.