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Regional News of Monday, 18 May 2015

Source: GNA

Omanhene bemoans teenage pregnancy

Obrempong Yamfo Krampah the Eleventh, Paramount Chief of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, has appealed to divisional chiefs in the area to use their authorities to help reduce the high incidence of teenage pregnancies among school girls in the two districts.

He said reports from the Gomoa West and East District Directorates of Education on girl–child education were not encouraging, and all efforts must, therefore, be made to reverse the trend.

Obrempong Krampah made the appeal when two newly-elevated divisional chiefs swore the oaths of allegiance to him at his palace at Gomoa Ajumako in the Central Region.

The chiefs were Ahunaabobirim Takyi Wiabo the fifth, Odikro of Gomoa Benso and Krontihene of the traditional area, and Nana Apata Kofi the fifth, chief Of Gomoa Pomadze and also the Gyantowahene of the traditional area.

According to the Omanhene, education and job creation for the youth had been the top priority of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Council, and asked the chiefs to help achieve the aim.

Obrempong Krampah said the Gomoa District must be liberated from poverty,and that education was the only best solution.

He, therefore, urged the newly-elevated chiefs to help push the agenda.

He appealed to the chiefs to pool their resources, to help find a lasting solution to all chieftaincy and land disputes in the area.

Mr Theophilus Adu-Mensah, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa West, commended the Omanhene for bringing dynamism into chieftaincy in Gomoa and Central Region as awhole.

He appealed to the Ajumako Traditional Council to try as much as possible to settle all chieftaincy disputes pending before it, to facilitate the development of the district.

Mr Adu-Mensah disclosed that the Gomoa West Assembly had given legal backing to the two Traditional Councils, to sanction men who impregnated school girls.

Ahunaabobirim Takyi Wiabo assured the Omanhene that everything possible would be done to find a solution to the unemployment problem in the Gomoa District.

He said plans were underway to bring investors to Gomoa to create jobs and wealth for the people.

Nana Apata Kofi pledged to use his new position in the Ajumako Traditional Council to help solve all land and chieftaincy disputes.