Mr. Isaac Adongo who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central in the Upper East Region, has revisited the sad story of how his late mother struggled in his upbringing.
He said that his late mother, Mrs. Mary Abane Adongo had no better job doing while he was at his school-going age. According to him, she sold cigarettes and cola nuts to educate him.
He said this whiles reading the tribute of his mother who died a few months back as he and his family were observing her final funeral rites, “I have had an incredible gift of a mother from God. For 48 years Abane, as I affectionately called you, was my everything: my mother, my sister, my first love, and later, my Chief of Staff.”
The lawyer said: “My relationship with you started in 1971, when I had the rare privilege of the exclusive comfort, enduring care and protection in the warmth of your womb.
“I have had an incredible 47-year journey with you, experiencing all the emotions of life: happiness, joy, sadness anger, disappointment and fulfillment of life.
“In all these years, you molded me into the man I have become. My childhood years with you were my very best in life. You were such a determined and hardworking mother who wanted the very best for me even as a poor mother.
“I hardly woke up from bed to see you at the house. You would leave the house at the break of dawn to your ‘office’ at the Obuasi Central Lorry Station, where you sold kola nuts and cigarettes to raise me,” the MP narrated sadly.