A regional Mother’s club facilitators, forum has been organised for the regional
mothers of the Ghana Red Cross Society in Sunyani. The purpose of the meeting was to
meet the women to discuss issues affecting their programmes and also take decision
to help the executives run the affairs for the development of the club.
The mother’s club was formed to train mothers in their regions and communities and
also to provide them with the materials needed to help them take good care of
themselves and their children.
Regional Mothers Club facilitators from the regions attended the forum. At the
forum, Mr. Obeng National First Aid Coordinator advised that first aid programmes
should once a while be organized for the mothers to take them through the training
and also give them other motivational materials to work and also do community
cleaning and other health educations in general.
He also went further to explain that the collaboration between the various regions
and their districts mother’s club facilitators has poor communication towards the
programme and its activities and therefore measures are to be taken to improve the
communication between these regions and their mothers club facilitators.
The Vice President of the Ghana Red Cross Society, Dr. Jacob Abebrese as part of his
working tour in the Region addressed the mothers and drew their attention to the
fact that their lamentations have reached the National Headquarters, he said explain
that, there have been massive changes in the Ghana Red Cross society, at the
headquarters and some regional offices but it was unfortunate that The mothers club
are facing certain temporal challenges.
He further stated that it was not of best interest for the various ranks to work in
isolation, they are all linked together and working hand in hand, In the districts
they should know who tasks should be reported to ”The good work Red Cross is doing
should be acknowledged everywhere in the country. The harm had already been caused
and it was our duty to protect what is left”.
At the forum, resolutions were made by the executives that the mothers’ club
facilitator should be a council member and the involvement of mothers’ clubs
facilitators in meetings and decision making at all levels.
The forum members suggested that there should be a reporting system that works
directly from the district to regions and to the head office, that way it will be
easier for the heads to know when there is a broken link so that measures will be
taken to correct and fix these hindrances.
They also agreed that there should be monitoring and reporting format for the
regional mother’s clubs facilitators for visiting the districts and communities. It
was also brought to the notice at the forum that, communication is something that is
hindering the work between the regional MCFs and their managers and the district
MCFs. The communication must continue to the district level so that there will be
free flow of information’s and other things necessary.
In his last statement Dr. Abebrese opined to the women that they are the executive
leaders of the mothers club and urged them not to stick to the status quo and always
challenge the works that were being done with the interest of knowing every details
and questioning them and with well organisation, proper planning, well coordination,
control, proper monitoring and evaluations the mothers club facilitator is going to
be a success.