The Chief of Njau a suburb of Nsawkaw in the Tain District - Bono Region Nana Anokone Sarpong Kumankoma, has bitterly expressed his worry over an alarming spate of teenage Pregnancy menace in the town.
Nana Anokone who is also the 'Kyidom hene' of Nsawkaw Traditional Council has blamed the phenomenon on parents and the broken discipline among the youths.
In an encounter with Appiah Kubi on Anopa Nkommo show host at Tain FM, the chief blamed the rudiment of the menace on the parents in his community saying that, at the girl's tender ages, they are given to men for 'daily bread' due to their poor state of life.
“At a large degree, I wi blame the parents because when the children reach JHS or complete JHS, their parents do not take care of them again. They can't even continue to SHS, which makes them dwell on boys for their survival and hence resulting to indiscriminate teenage pregnanc", he bemoaned.
He therefore advised parents to take good care of their wards and ensure that, they are properly educated for the well-being of their future".
The Chief said nearly 30 teenage pregnancies are recorded within every year at a population of less than 1000 people in the community
"What baffles me to exacerbate the menace is that, the youths (boys) in the town have gone for 'for-girls' (juju) to compete among themselves who can have more virgins to break", the chief cried out.
Source: Appiah-Kubi, TainFM.
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