Being a member of parliament comes with various responsibilities some great others very easy provided it brings development to a constituency.
This is what Member of Parliament (MP) for Efutu, Alex Afenyo-Markin clearly understands and wishes to do, this time around, on a different note.
The parliamentarian is bent on forming a special task force to tackle issues of teenage pregnancy and several worrying social vices directly or indirectly affecting minors in his constituency.
“Teenage pregnancy is of a general concern in Efutu and the opinion leaders are worried over the issue. Some persons have decided to impregnate the teenage girls instead of ensuring they are in school and we have to put obstacles in the way of the factors that make it easy for such teenage pregnancies to occur. Sensitisation is key but there are also practical steps we can all take to help solve the challenge and that is one of the things the task force would be looking at,” Afenyo-Markin said.
Teenage pregnancy remains one of the troubling issues affecting growth and development in Ghana’s rural areas.