Mr. Baba Kwesi Apanying one of the Sandema Paramount chief elders in the Builsa North Municipality in the Upper East Region, has suggested that the government should considering forming Parents-Pastors Association (PPA) to help tackling the rising teenage Pregnancies in the region.
According to Mr Apanying the (all night church services sections) introduced by religious leaders is one of the main contribution to what he described as bad and disgraceful news .
Mr Apanying indicated that the formation of such association will help both Parents and Religious leaders to monitor the movements of the teen youth to reduce the canker in the region.
” I believed such association like we have Parents Teachers Association (PTA) at various schools, we should also introduce Parents-Pastors Association to help address the concern”, Apanying suggested.
“In terms of teenage pregnancies, I’m sure you are also aware that in the whole country, we are the highest. How do we address these concerns?” He quizzes
Mr. Apanying added that the Municipal District Assemblies [MDAs] have to ensure that perpetrators of issues of teenage pregnancies and early marriages are captured. When they are captured and go to court to dealt with culprits to deter others .
He also attributed the cause largely to lack of accurate information on adolescence sexual and reproductive health and rights and called for collective efforts from parents and stakeholders to address the challenge.
Credit: Kwaching Agwaazeh
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