QUEEN-Mother of Mankomeda and Okwabina Traditional Area in the Awutu Breku East District of the Central Region, Naanye Naa Laaley Din, has expressed worry about the alarming rate of teenage pregnancy cases in the Awutu Kreku community.
Consequently, she has called on parents and traditional authorities to collaborate to curb the menace.
The Queen-mother said this at the launch of the Awutu Awubia festival of the people of Awutu Breku in the Central Region over the weekend which festival is scheduled to take place from 29th August and end on 5th September, 2019.
About 5,000 foreign and Ghanaian tourists are expected to attend the festival.
And in a bid to promote development in her community, Naanye Laaley Din said she has set up a vocational institute to train the youth in the area in various vocations.
She also said she has established an orphanage to cater for orphans.
The Deputy Chairman for the Awutu Awubia Festival Planning Committee, Nai Ampem Darko Tetteh V, said Awutu Breku was the gateway to the Central and Western Regions and, therefore, called on the indigenes of the town to make the festival a success.
For his part, the Chairman of the Awutu Awubia Festival Planning Committee, Nai Pobee Abundam VII, disclosed that lands were available for investors to set up businesses to create jobs for the unemployed youth.
Nai Pobee Abundam VII, who doubles as the Acting President of the Awutu Traditional Council, called on individuals who engage the services of land-guards to put a stop to the practice.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Awutu Breku East District, Stephen Quaye, called on stakeholders in the district to work together to improve on the developmental challenges in the area.
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