Gov't troubled over rise in teenage pregnancy

Gov't troubled over rise in teenage pregnancy

The ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is to adopt a 10–year strategic plan to address the issue of teenage pregnancy in the country.

The sector minister Nana Oye Lithur is expected to begin the implementation of a pre-employment training skills programme initiated by President John Dramani Mahama for kayayei and other vulnerable groups.

“The programme offers both medium and long-term social, as well as economic-based benefits to enhance livelihoods for the women and their families”, she said.

Teenage pregnancy has been on the rise in Ghana over the past decades with cases of rape, economic challenges and child trafficking being highly cited

 

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