Chairperson of the electoral commission, Charlotte Osei, has come out hard against the phenomenon of child marriage in Ghana.
Joining in a discussion on Joy FM to mark the international women's day, the EC boss described the menace of child marriage in Ghana as a national shame .
"We were the first country to ratify the Convention on the Right of the Child, it was a place of pride for the same country that was the first to ratify the International Convention on the Right of the Child to have such abysmal, shameful statistics on early marriages. It is a national disgrace," she lamented.
Child marriages remain one of the troubling developments in Ghana especially in the rural zones where young girls as young as 13 years are forced and tortured to enter into marriages with men.