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Regional News of Sunday, 17 June 2012

Source: GNA

Unprepared fathers should stay away from sex-Abokobi Mantse

The Abokobi Mantse, Nii Samuel Adjetey Mohenu, has urged the youth who are not of age and substance to stay away from the act of baby making.

He observed that children who are brought into the world any how mostly suffer in life as the parents may not be in any gainful employment to give them a secured home for proper upbringing.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Abokobi in the Greater Accra Region as the world marks "Fathers Day", Nii Mohenu attributed most of the social problems in the country to unwarranted pregnancies as a result unplanned and premarital sex.

He asked parents to educate their children on sex so that they prepare themselves adequately before venturing into the act.

The traditional ruler observed that the present generation has the license to do whatever they like in the name of western ideals such as "human rights', and called on society to regulate the conduct of young ones to ensure a holistic society.

Nii Mohenu reminded fathers who neglect their children to their fate to see it as a violation of God's law and must be ready to bear the consequences.

He however commended some fathers in Ghana for living up to their responsibilities.

Nii Mohenu advised children to honour their fathers especially in times of old age in order to receive more blessings from them.**