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Okaikwei North MCE Declares War on Teenage Pregnancy in Municipality

The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) is worried by the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies in the Municipality. In the view of Honourable Boye Laryea, it is about time to reverse the worrying trend which would affect the future of the children. He tasked the Assemblyman of the community to form a unit committee to deal with the canker. Speaking at a Community engagement with the people of Alogboshie in the Municipality, Honourable Laryea was emphatic that men who engaged in such acts will be arrested and prosecuted. “We need to jail people to stop this…” He urged parents to send their wards to school and not be swayed by the gift’s men shower on female children in the Municipality. The Okaikwei North MCE urged the community to stop open defecation which is dangerous for the health of the people in the community. Honourable Laryea stated that the Assembly would deal with houses without toilet facilities. Honourable Laryea cautioned gaming centres springing up in various places in the community to come to the Assembly or face the law. He said the gaming centres prevent school children from attending school indicating that the Assembly will come after such facilities whose operations have not been sanctioned by the Assembly. He decried the situation where residents build on water ways, block public streets for weddings and parties and putting metal containers at unapproved places without permits from the Assembly. Honourable Laryea however tasked the community to urge persons with disability to come to the Assembly to register in order to access government grants. Honourable Leroy Traboulsie, the Assemblyman for the area thanked the Assembly for the various projects in the community. He assured that the community would do its best to support the Assembly’s interventions in the area. Question from the participants ranged from abandoned government projects in the community,  insanitary conditions in the area among others. Present at the ceremony were Heads of Departments from the Assembly, Chiefs, opinion leaders and other identifiable groups in the community.

Source: Ghana/

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