Category: Western

Teenage Pregnancy On The Rise In Wassa East District

Wassa East District in the Western Region placed second on the districts teenage pregnancy table. Mr Wilson Arthur, District Chief Executive who announced this at the second ordinary meeting of the third session of the 7th assembly at Daboase said 17 girls out of the 2,127 pupils who registered for this year’s BECE were pregnant. He said in response to the high prevalence of teenage pregnancies, sexual and Child Abuse cases, the District Child Protection Committee embarked on a pilot sensitization tour in schools to motivate and educate the children in how best to protect themselves from social vices....

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First Lady urges community leaders to lead National Sanitation Day campaign

The First Lady Mrs. Lordina Mahama has called on chiefs, elders and community leaders to support the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Integration monthly in the National sanitation day clean up exercises by helping to sensitize residents about the need to improve public health. This First Lady noted that health is a public concern since every individual needs to stay healthy in order to live a normal life so the surest way to get everybody involved in ensuring clean environment and healthy living is through regular clean up exercise. The first lady made the call when she interacted...

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Man remanded for defiling pupil at cemetery

Fataw Abdul,19, unemployed, has been remanded into prison custody by the Tarkwa Circuit Court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old primary three pupil at the Bogoso old cemetery in the Prestea Huni/Valley District. The accused person, who pleaded not guilty, would re-appear before the court on September 13. Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew, that the complainant, victim and the accused person all reside at Bogoso. He said on August 13, at 10:30 a.m., the victim was sent by her aunt to purchase foodstuffs from the Bogoso market. Chief Inspector Amponsah...

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