Aburi(E/R), April 10, GNA-The head of the Aburi Sub-District of the Ghana Health Service, Ms Jocelyn Akuffo, has appealed to the youth of Aburi to be content with the support given them by their parents and  focus on their education to help reduce teenage pregnancy in the area.
Ms Akuffo said she saw about six teenage pregnancy cases almost every month especially school girls in Junior High Schools and that the annual figure was quiet  high to raise the concern of parents and other stake holders in education.
She was speaking at this year’s Easter Monday picnic organized by the Aburi Circuit of the Methodist Church at Aburi.
The picnic was attended by the Methodist Societies from Addokrom, Pokrom, Dumping, Jankama, Konkonuru, Mamfi and Aburi and they participated in various games including football, volley ball net-ball football and sack race.
Before the games, the participants were lectured in teenage pregnancy, HIV and AIDS and the biometric registration.
Ms Akuffo urged the youth of the area to ignore the notion that when they dropped out of school, they could learn hair dressing or sewing to make a living and explained that with the high numbers of school drop outs, if all the drop outs would be learning skills, soon every home in the area could be having a hairdresser and a seamstress.
She said such situation would limit the market and the earnings from the vocation would not be enough to support them to lead any meaningful life.
Ms Akuffo urged the youth to go for voluntary counseling and testing to know their HIV status.
She said some talks were organized as part of the picnic to enabled the members of the church to learn and live better lives as Christians.


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