Teenage Pregnancy Increases In Central Region

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 Acting Director of the Department of Gender at Central
region, Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe has bemoaned at the increase rate of teenage pregnancy
in the region.
Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe disclosed at Central Regional House of
Chiefs End of Year General Meeting at Cape Coast on Friday that, the region is
now ranked third (3) high rate of Teenage Pregnancy in Ghana, of which 3000
cases were recorded representing 14.8%.
Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe emphasized on health and social
problems which cause harm to the adolescents of today.
She indicated that Ghana recorded 17,778 cases on domestic
violence last year– and majority of them were against women and children.  According to her, the Central Region recorded
3,358 cases in the year under review.
According to Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe, rape, defilement, lack
of parental care, assault, and threat of death are the substantial cases—and that
contributes to the increase rate of teenage pregnancies in the region.
Mrs. Eyra Kpe called on Nananom and all stakeholders to help
combat these social problems which will definitely hinder development in the
The President of the House of Chiefs in the Central Region,
Kwebu Ewusi vii, pledged his support to help fight these canker.
Reporting by: Timothy Gaison | Written by, Destiny
Afriyie Kwarteng | Edited by: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku 
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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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