A Pentecostal pastor in Ghana, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood, has made the point that it is about time husbands started paying their wives monthly wages for home-keeping.
According to Apostle Wood, wives deserve a monthly payment because of their invaluable contribution to running the home effectively.
The Christian leader’s argument is based on a feminist and women’s empowerment principle that home-keeping should be counted as an economic activity. After all, the work has to be done by somebody at a cost. The Pentecost pastor told a story of a time when his wife travelled and left their children with him.
For him, the struggle to cater for the kids in his wife’s absence meant that he clearly had not been raised with the necessary skills to undertake such chores.
Apostle Wood believes it is unfair that so much house chores women do are taken for granted.
Apostle Wood, a former general secretary of the Church of Pentecost quipped: “A fair way of showing gratitude for selfless service to the family is for the husbands to pay a monthly salary to their wives. This payment is as a form of motivation to encourage them to do more.”
He added that the peace, calm and stability enjoyed in many homes emanates from the good works of wives who go the extra mile to pull all the strings to ensure sanity in the home.