The member of parliament for Cape Coast North and Deputy minister for works and housing Honorable Barbara Asher Ayisi, has expressed gross disdain for ladies who resign their worth to physical looks, advising them to focus on building themselves instead.
Speaking to Daniel Dadzie on the Prime Morning show on Monday, the Hon. Minister who is also a mother and wife, stated that it is rather unfortunate that some ladies rely entirely on their looks as their income source; If you feel your life revolves around your looks, you’re in trouble” she said.
Hon. Ayisi explained that as humans and women especially, there is a purpose to which we each have been called.
“We all have talents or some sort of skill God has put in us as women. As young ladies, it is needful to understand that life is not all about riches and rich men”.
The deputy minister recounted her days in Wesley girls, when she barely had enough to sustain herself and her family. She had to battle poverty and the fact that she didn’t have the slender physique that was the ‘ish’ back in those days.
“At a point I didn’t feel good about myself, I wasn’t very slim, I wasn’t rich and I wasn’t among the top students either. All I had was my artistic talent and creativity…It is of essence to develop what you have to make up for what you don’t have…Never rely on your looks; Beauty is Vain! It fades!
She made these statements in conjunction with the trend of women grooming themselves, specifically, to attract rich married men who furnish them with money and other luxuries.
She admonished young ladies to take time to educate themselves and aim to attain higher heights.